Only little babies do that…

a blog by Emily\’s mother

We Have Talking….

Posted by Caroline on February 24, 2007

Yay! Talking is fun, Mummy……For months now, Emily has been showing signs of language progression, making assorted squeals and coos – but now this has graduated into full-scale babble.

Now, the cute little sighs that used to wake us up in the morning have been replaced by a stream of ‘dada’, ‘mama’, ‘baba’ and assorted other combinations.

This morning she actually touched my husband’s face while declaring him to be ‘dada’, while ‘mama’ appears to have become the mealtime conversation of choice, given that she’s taken to shouting it loudly while her food is being served. In fact, she’s enjoying her new-found skill so much that she is yelling everything at top volume, usually accompanied by animated hand movements.

Of course we haven’t worked out who ‘baba’ is yet. Perhaps he or she is Emily’s imaginary friend. And now we’ve reached this stage, surely it can only be a matter of time before proper words appear. We are of course looking forward to the day she learns to say ‘NO!’, ‘but why……?’ and of course that childhood classic ‘I want……..’

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