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I’m Raising Chewbacca

Rissa is definitely trying to work on her verbal skills. She makes some odd sounds, but it’s fun to watch  her face. When she has her mouth opened wide, ‘yelling,’ I can see her tongue moving around, affecting the sounds. She likes to get good and loud during this process!

What amazes me is my inability to imitate some of her sounds. I suppose it’s because I’ve learned my language, but it’s interesting to me. We have fun going back and forth!

Now the “ungas” and “ooos” have moved on to “haaah” and”ninini.”

I once thought I heard “mean mommy” when she was fighting a nap.

She now laughs, squeals, does a fake cough, and pants.

She grunts.

She sputters when mad.

Still working on blowing raspberries! (Lots of spray…)

But what she’s been doing now is rolling the back of her tongue! Rrrrrr~! (But it’s a tad gargled so it’s like Chewie.)  I can do it, but wasn’t expecting her to learn that yet. It’s not from hearing the phone ring (who’s phone “rings” anymore anyhow?)… maybe it’s from kitty purrs?

When I was preggo, the cats would lay against my belly and purr. We discovered that a cat purr loop (from a fantastic white noise iPhone app!) was soothing to her. And, I mimic the cats…

I need to say “mamamamamamamama” more. I want to hear it! (even if it’s accidental)


Thursday 31st of March 2011

Does she like Star Wars, too? Maybe a little R2D2? Wait until she discovers screaming! Oh what fun you will have then, LOL


Tuesday 29th of March 2011

I love baby noises. I never realized how many weird noises I make until my little guy started mimicking me...


Tuesday 29th of March 2011

I think it soothed her because it was continuous steady noise much like an oscillating fan. :) Not sure about the barking though! :)


Tuesday 29th of March 2011

I love baby sounds =)

How strange that the cat purring soothed her! I've never heard of that before. I wonder if our dog's bark does the same for seven week old Genevieve? lol

Yankee Texan

Tuesday 29th of March 2011

I remember those times with our daughter who is now 3. Enjoy every moment! I'm your newest follower from the Monster Blog Hop!