Daddy's Pride / Talking

  • No! Stop!

    The little man now says the words "no" and "stop" whenever we try to feed him something he doesn't want or when we leave the room without him. I was wondering when he learned these words, but I can only assume it was probably a long time ago. Without realizing how many times we would tell him to stop in front of the stairs or tell him not to go through all of the drawers, he has picked up on the vocabulary, and learned to speak. Now that he's beginning to say more words, I realize even more that he knows everything, and we have to be extra careful in what we say, and how we behave.

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  • Turtle

    The other day I was trying to get my son to say the word "turtle", and remarkably, he did! I was really happy. So, I told my wife the new word our son said, and her response was...."oh yeah, he's been saying that for a while now." I couldn't believe it. Why was I not aware of this? And, how many words does my son already know? I heard that children come across at least 1,000 words per day. I guess one day our son will just start speaking sentences, and I will be again pondering when he actually learned all these new words.

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  • Bye Bye

    Our baby has become a little man, and he has learned what "bye bye" means. Whenever you leave and wish him goodbye, he responds by waving his hand saying "bye bye". He says it so nicely that you don't even want to leave. Perhaps that is part of his genious plan...to look so adorable that you don't leave. Next, we have to teach him to say "hello" and "hi".

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  • Dada

    I have to let you all know that my son has recently been saying "dada". I now know how my wife feels when our son calls for her. It's a wonderful feeling when he calls me his daddy, and I cannot help to smile. Whenever I enter the room he calls for me. When I leave the room he calls for me. I love it so much. Sometimes, when he points to something he says "dada". I think he's saying, "hey dad take a look at this!", or it might be a strong possibility that every object is now called "dada". Regardless, I will enjoy the new milestone.

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  • Breaking News!!!

    Its official. My son said "mom" first. He has been saying it for a while, but last night he convinced me that my wife was the victor. My son fell asleep at 9pm, and while he was sleeping he was saying "mom,... mom,.... mom, ...mom,... mom...." He kept on calling for his mother, and right there and then I knew that I had lost the battle. I guess I have to convince myself that 2nd place is not that bad.

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  • Almost There

    Our son is ready to speak, it's just a matter of when. For the past few months he has been learning to use his voice. Now, he's trying to say something, and it sounds like amamma, mamma, ta, tata, etc. The big question is whether he knows what he's saying. I will keep you posted on his first words, but I have a strong feeling the words "da, dada, or daddy" will not be in his vocab yet.

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  • Babbling

    Recently, our son started babbling. He does it all the time, and I have a strong feeling it will probably not stop. Right now he loves saying “haaaaa, haaaaa, haaaaa”. You may think he’s laughing, but he’s not. He’s really trying to say something. However, I have yet to figure out what “haaaaa, haaaaa, haaaaa” means. Since he is making an effort to communicate, I might as well try to understand what he’s saying. Also, whenever he does say “haaaaa, haaaaa, haaaaa”, he tends to be in a good mood, and tries to jump out of seat. Here’s a list of what “haaaaa, haaaaa, haaaaa” can potentially means: I love mommy! Daddy’s back! Wooohooo….come here food! I love me some fried chicken! I just ate, and I am ready to exhaust all my energy! Get ready to entertain me for the next 3 hours! TGIF! Pick me up! I need a change of scenery. I love this toy!

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  • First Word Competiton

    My wife and I are secretly competing with each other, even though she may disagree. We are competing about our son’s future first word. Everyday I try to get my son to say the word “daddy”, or at least a piece of it like “da” or “dada”. Occasionally I will throw in my wife’s ideal word “mummy” because I’m a good sport. :) I will keep you posted!

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  • Interactive

    My son laughs, giggles, and coos. I’m enjoying his reactions because I feel like we are communicating. I feel that I’m doing a good job as a dad by making him happy. Who knows what he’s really thinking. He might just very well be laughing at me and not with me, especially when I make weird sounds and unique facial expressions. Or maybe, he is laughing at an inside joke that his mommy shared with him. Whatever the reason, it’s such an amazing sight to see your child smiling back at you.

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  • Can He Really Hear Me?

    We have been playing music for the little guy for a few weeks now. Hopefully, classical music from Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin helps him fall asleep and will roll over to once he his born. Since the baby can hear music, and other various noises from the coffee beans being blended to cars honking, I figure he can hear people’s voices. I am sure he knows his mommy’s voice by now because they are together all the time. So, as a future daddy, I want the baby to know my voice. He needs to know that I am his father. In order to make this happen, I have been talking to him every night before I play his favorite music jams. I say hi and introduce myself. I ask him if he is awake, and usually there is no response. I figure he is sleeping after he had dinner or he is just ignoring me. Since he cannot respond vocally, I simply continue to talk to him about our day, what we did, where we went, and why we did things. I blabber for a few more minutes, and then he starts kicking!!! I either disturbed his sleep or he is excited to hear my voice. Regardless, I think he knows I am around and that makes me very happy. So, what do you think? Can he really hear me?

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