Saturday, January 3, 2009

screaming & raspberries

Maya's two new skills.

Just in the last 48 hours, Maya has learned to scream at the top of her lungs and blow giant, spitty raspberries. We're so proud!

The screaming thing came along quite suddenly. D and I were eating dinner and Maya was getting impatient with us not paying her our full attention. She whined, she coughed (do other babies know how to cough to get attention or just ours?), she pretended to start crying and when nothing elicited the attention she wanted, she screamed. Really loudly. Upon realizing that this loud new sound came from her own mouth, Maya looked completely shocked and then smiled from ear to ear. So proud.

And for the rest of the evening, we were treated to a serenade of silly, happy screaming that had D and I laughing so hard. Ladies and gentlemen, my daughter has officially found her voice.

Blowing raspberries started suddenly too. Out of the blue yesterday, she just started doing them. And now it's like she's always been doing them. In fact, I'd go as far as to say she is a raspberry expert now. It's very cute.


In other news, this Wednesday is Maya's 4-month doctor's appointment, at which she will have her second round of vaccines. I am so not looking forward to it, especially considering how traumatic the first round at two months was. Does this ever get any easier? I am really dreading it. Thank goodness D is coming with us. I'd no doubt fall apart on my own.

Maya's been sleeping a lot more over the last couple of days. I think she's having a growth spurt. Either that, or all the screaming and raspberries are really taking it out of her!


Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

That is too cute! Lemy does the cough thing too...though I'm just now starting to realize she does it to make us laugh. Also, when we laugh at her she will laugh along with us--it is the cutest thing ever.

Lemy did A LOT better with her second round of vacs than the first time. Just be ready to nurse when its over and she should be fine--works every time with Lemy.

Good luck!!! :)

Fertilized said...

In our family we call teh cough "the mommy cough". He coughs when he wants my attention. He has done it ever since he was about 2-3 months old