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Yum!

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Monday, 10 March 2014: Forty Nine Weeks Old.

Ayla says “yum!”

For the past few days I’ve suspected that’s what she’s been saying (Ayla’s “yum” sounds very similar to her “mum”) but now I’m sure of it.

Ayla’s been saying “yum” whenever she eats something she likes, such as grapes, biscuits, choc chip pancakes, yoghurt and kiwi fruit.

Ayla was munching away on a yoghurt sucker thing this morning when I heard her say “yum”; the word was so distinct that it made me think there was a big kid in the room!

That’s been happening a lot lately. I’ll be busy doing something and then I’ll hear Ayla say something so clearly it shocks me and for a second I find myself thinking “who said that?”

Like a couple of days ago when I was changing Ayla’s nappy and I asked her if she was a good girl. Ayla clearly, distinctly and without question replied “good girl”…. I nearly fell off my branch.

Ayla has also said “hello” a few times, and she’s started saying what I think is “wow” sometimes.

As for “Cat Cat” and “dog” I’m pretty certain Ayla’s saying those words too. Well, “Cat Cat” sounds more like a high-pitched bird squeal (“Kae-Kae”) but she definitely applies it at the right moments so I’ll give it to her 😉

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“Mum mum”

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013: One Hundred and Sixty Nine Days Old.

Ayla’s been practicing her sounds for a while now, but today she actually saying “mum mum”!

I’m convinced its no coincidence…

Ayla only ever calls out “mum mum” when I’m not with her, and she’s never said it when she’s in my arm or by my side..

Can it be?!
Is my baby girl starting to talk? Surely babies walk before they talk!?

But maybe “mum mum” and “dad dad” come long before the other words in a babies vocabulary.

After all Hubby and I provide everything Ayla needs, so it makes sense that we’d be the only words she says for a while yet.

So I wonder… what will Ayla’s first word be?

I’m putting my money on “cat cat”, and Hubby’s tipping “fish”. What do you think? What was your babies first word?

Whatever it is, it’ll still be a while before Ayla’s telling people she wants to be an “archaeological palaeontologist” when she grows up (I didn’t say it ’til I was nearly 3 ;-))