May 18, 2007


That's what Hattie says for "cookie." It's so amazing how language develops. Babies hear words all day long and then eventually try to say them. In the beginning I guess they don't come out exactly right, but our little Hattie sure is trying. Right now she has quite a list of words that Mama and Daddy know the meaning of.

"Juuus" - Juice
"Buuuhb" - Bubbles
"cOOOOk" - cookie (the "O" is very exaggerated when she says it)
"mamamamama" - This nap is not gonna happen. & Mama
"dadadadadada" - cell phone & Daddy

Seriously, every time my cell phone rings, Hattie says, "dada". It usually is dada on the phone during the day, so maybe she's making that connection?!?!

If she's in her crib and starts babbling, "mama," then I know she ain't gonna fall asleep. I never thought I would dread hearing "mama," but it's just not that cute at naptime, ya know?!?!

Another weird thing about Hattie's speech is that when she says a word, she usually whispers it. She will babble loudly all day long, but when she actually says a word that I recognize and understand, it's always in a whisper. It's weird because Sean and I never whisper to her when we talk except maybe at bedtime.

Finally, here is her newest face - MEAN FACE - as we call it. She makes it when she wants something or isn't happy with something that we just did like if Mama tells her "No!" So to get the picture, I took her cookie away from her. She didn't cry or scream or whine. She just gave me this look (sorry it's a little blurry).

Can you believe our sweet baby is capable of giving this look?!?! And with the look, she loudly breathes in and out of her nose. It reminds me of a bull snorting. MEAN.

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