Thursday, August 25, 2011
Okay, so it's not a first word...YET. But Staley's expanding vocal experimentation has grown to include various consonant and vowel combinations. Her favorite? Mama...mama...ma. At this point, it does not seem to correlate to my presence, but I'm hopeful that her enjoyment of the sound and my incessent imitation while pointing to myself may merge to create an official first-word scenario. She also makes sounds that are similar to 'hi' and 'yeah', but we're focusing on 'mama' at the moment. If we can nail down a first word within the next week or so, we may still have time to work on 'Go Bears!' as a first sentence before the NFL season opener.