Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I haven't had much reading time lately, so I thought it would be a great time for a Maya update. Early on, Maya made sounds that sounded like babbles. Cute little a-goos and goo-goo's came out of her precious little mouth. I told people, listen to our newborn baby babble, isn't she smart? Then the babbles went away, much to my chagrin, but was replaced by delightful little coos.
Lately, I miss those coos.
The first time Maya came out with an opera-octave eeeeee, I turned to hubby with a look that said, did that really just come out of her mouth? Yep, that was our precious little daughter sounding like a feral cat. As days passed and the eeeee's became more numerous and energetic, it was confirmed: we have a Screecher.
Some babies explore first vocalizations with ooh's and aah's. Our baby quickly decided that was too boring, and jumped straight to the ear-pitching screech. Because there is no other word to describe it, she's just a happy screecher.
Of course, that doesn't stop us from trying to get new sounds out of her. A typical dinner conversation in our household currently goes something like this:
Hubby: Hoooow aaaare yoooouu?
Hubby: Did you hear that? She was imitating me!
Me: I thought I heard a "huh" sound in there.
Hubby: She said "da". She knows me!
Me: Da is just a sound unless there is meaning behind it, dear. La-La-La!
At least they're happy screeches.