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Nora Bear Update

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Nora helping Mommy shop in Target

Nora has six teeth and two more coming in.

She says, “da” for dog and duck and Dada, maMA for mama, “ba” for ball, “buh buh” for bye bye, “”bbbb” for mooo, “ba ba ba” (the noise a chicken makes), snort (a pig noise).

She likes to be chased. She’ll start crawling away fast and then she’ll look back at us and giggle. Once we start coming after her, she squeals in delight and flails her arms and legs.

She likes to knock down blocks, bang things together, grab the remote, my keys, the phone, my computer, etc.

She shakes her booty whenever she hears music. I mean, it’s a whole-body-shake. She moves her butt, swings her arms and bobs up and down on her knees.

She can walk holding onto a walker or table, although, she’d prefer to crawl if there’s something she’s after.

She is a smiley little monster.

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Baby lingo

Have you ever noticed that we use certain lingo when talking about babies that we’d never use in reference to adults? Here are some examples of how it might sound if we did:

1)      I know a guy I could set you up with. He’s got the cutest chubby thighs, an adorable round belly and a double chin to die for.

2)      Why don’t you toddle over to Subway and grab me a turkey sandwich?

3)      Hey, nice burp, Larry. That was a good one.

4)      I apologize for my husband’s behavior – he’s a little bit fussy today.

5)      You have insomnia? Have you considered swaddling yourself with your arms in?

6)      Wow Betty, look at how you hold up your own head. Nice going.

7)      You might be depressed, but it’s also possible you are just colicky.

8)      Hey, honey, how was work? And what color and consistency was your poop today?

9)      You seem cranky, Martha. Perhaps this is because you are tired or just a little bit gassy? Or perhaps you are teething?

10)   At my last doctor’s appointment, he measured me 6 feet long and said my head circumference was in the seventy fifth percentile.

11)   You want to grab some coffee and catch up – maybe chat, coo and babble about old times?

12)   You’ve got something on your chin. Oh, it’s okay, it’s just spit up. Can I get you a burp cloth?

13)   I thought I’d take mother out for her birthday, maybe sign us up for a Mommy and Me yoga class.

14)   I use Head & Shoulders because I have cradle cap.

15)   Those socks are so cute, Evelyn. I love how they’re designed to look like shoes.

16)   The agenda for today? Two meetings in the morning, a nap, a feeding and some tummy time in the afternoon.

I might just adopt some of these phrases. I particularly love the idea of referring to people as “fussy.” Can you think of any other baby talk that would sound silly in reference to adults?

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Wildcat Phase

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Baby talk

A wee 9 week Nora would pump her arms and legs and look at us with bright eyes. She’d sometimes open her mouth but no sound would come out.  Eventually, she’d come out with a “glllgg” or an adorable high pitched sigh.

At ten weeks, Nora has found her voice. She has started opening her mouth wide and letting out a mighty squeal or exclaiming, “Ahhhh! Ahhhh!” Her cries have become much squeakier lately, which seems to me to be a complaint rather than a full on cry. “Olga!” Nora says to which we reply, “You keep asking for her, but we’ve told you we can’t afford a maid.”  When she’s upset, she cries out “Abu!” which we assume is in reference to the sassy but kindhearted monkey from Aladdin. “Hooah!” she says sometimes, to quote one of her favorite actors, sir Al Pacino. And she’s so close to laughing — can’t wait for that one!

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