Giggling and laughing and out-of-breath-laughing-so-hard!
What is so funny? Some jokes never get old: choo-choo, fake sneezes… classic baby stand-up.
The last couple of weeks May has also been entertaining herself. No longer does she depend on the comedy genius of Mom and Dad. There are toys. Toys that make monkey sounds are particularly amazing.
And, there are the sounds that come out of May’s own mouth. For Mom and Dad, these are the real delight. May isn’t making new sounds – the last new sound “bah” arrived two months ago – but she is using them in new ways. High, low, extended, combining.
Mainly, I encourage her by leaving her alone. I can, and often do, interject with a well-placed “choo-choo” or imitation of the sound she is making, but to get best sounds out of May, it works to keep quiet.
Genuine baby babble.
Unfortunately, not everything this week was a laugh a minute.
Already, May and I met with the OT, physio, Small Steps, nursery staff, GP and the Boss. I learned that May needs her chair adjusted, vaccinations, splints, lycra suiting, new stretches, harnessing, increased medication, hip x-rays and a communication system.
Who’s up for baby babble? I prefer baby babble.