One of the most amazing parts of watching a baby grow and develop has been hearing the bits of words Williams has said. His first was dadada then bababa. For this reason dada (dad/daddy) and baba (bottle) have been our prediction for what his first true word will be.
Yet, it hasn’t seemed like he’s used either as a word, he’s still babbling and occasionally but accident says it close to a word. He’s added mamamama and gagagga and a kuhkuh sound, so a real word or two should be in range soon.
I talk and sing to William all the time. I do so mainly in English, yet use my Spanish knowledge here and there as well. He also still gets lots of Spanish in daycare from Mirabel on Wed and Thur (with Friday being his Spanish immersion day) and a few caretakers at church speak to him in Spanish as well. I definitely talk to him about things in front of him, like his bottle cap which seems to be a new favorite for him to grab onto and chew on.
It’s so great seeing his curiosity about things like this night light whale. This is one of my favorite things of his, especially as it changes colors. In real life the whole whale is a color, green, blue, etc. In photos it appears white and just puts the glow on William.
He can’t tell me what he’s thinking, yet his expressions convey excitement at what he has in front of him.
He doesn’t have (as far as I know) an understanding that the whale was green and blue in those exact words, yet he can tell the colors have changed.
William fights sleep at bedtime for the most part. On this day due to errands he was fed close to his bedtime and promptly fell asleep in his high chair.
I don’t know if he was full or not, but I do know he was definitely done eating.
He was so tired that it was easy to lift him up out of his chair, bring him to get a diaper and outfit change and put him to bed, all without him waking up once.