Blowing Bubbles and Increased Babbling

Just in time for his six months, William started a new behavior: blowing bubbles accompanied by strings of babbles often starting with the letter b. While messy, it was adorable and fun to capture in photos.

After a while, it occurred to me that this could be related to a speech milestone, so I looked it up. I wasn’t surprised to see this information.

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I excitedly texted Matthew with some photos of this and a few of these bits of advice from an online parenting magazine.

We’ve both been very eagerly anticipating new words, so this is great to see he’s doing it, even if it’s very sloppy all over him and us.

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He’s also been doing lots and lots of babbling. Dadadada is one of his favorites.

Johanna from the church nursery said we should start repeating back to him exactly what he’s saying to us.

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We do try to, but sometimes it’s hard to repeat especially when he goes on for a long string or just happily squeals a lot of it.

I get asked a lot why I put him in the church nursery instead of bringing him in. Part of it is how loud he can get, and this way, he can have fun with new people and be as loud as he likes.

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Since he has a talkative mom and parents who like to write, it wouldn’t surprise me that he’s talkative and a writer as well. Just yesterday I hit 400 blog posts. That’s one for every day I’ve had this blog. I keep writing that I won’t post every day, and indeed I don’t, there’s certainly catch up days, but it might be cool to have an entry for every day of his first year. A friend is committed to writing in a journal every day for his daughter and I don’t know how he manages to keep it up, I’m in awe.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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