Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Changing Words

There are so many milestones children accomplish in their small lives. Some are slower like the 1st time they crawl or walk, but some happen on a daily basis. I am so blessed to be at home with my sweet little boy. And being able to see all his milestone both big and small really make my heart smile.

Talking is one that has several phases. From the first word, to the first sentence, but now we are onto changing words. He is moving from the cute baby way of saying things and making them into more of the actual word. Not really grown up but not baby any more. It is just another one of those bitter sweet my baby is getting to be such a big boy. Especially now with the milestone of moving to a toddler bed last week. (we are still struggling with him staying in his bed...he is getting out about 10 times before he goes to sleep) would love your suggestions on how to make this transition better!

Here are some of the words that have started to change:
He is now calling Jason "Daddy" instead of "Dada"
Drink went from "nuk" to "dink"
His blankie was "baby" now "byankie" (all l's sound like y's)
And one of the saddest one's he can now actually say "header" but still thankfully still prefers to call Heather "wawa" we love it and want that to be her aunt name forever.

Last week we were in the car and he said "Hi Mom." I asked him who Mom was and he said "that you Mom." Ugh...I thought I had a few more years of being Mommy! Thankfully this didn't continue and he still calls me Mommy. But when I called my mom "mom" the other day he said "why you call Nana Mom?" So then we had a whole talk about how she is my mommy and I am his mommy. Please oh please let me still be Mommy for a little while longer. Mom just sounds so grown up.

Oh and the questions have started too. Which I love...I am sure after a while they will drive me a little crazy, but for now I love explaining things to his curious mind. And I love seeing him use the right word in context like knowing when to ask me why or how. Those are his two favorites right now.

I am sure there are other words that are changing too, but those are the big ones for now. As I said before it is so bitter sweet to see him growing, but it is also such a joy and blessing to watch him learn and grow with every breath!

1 comment:

  1. Aw. That is so sweet. it's funny when you want to encourage them to continue to use baby words, yet at the same time are so glad that the communication is getting easier. I remember so many times having to tell Nicholas "Show me" and he'd take my hand to show me what he wanted. It gets so much easier when you actually UNDERSTAND what they want!
    As for the staying in bed took me 10 years and a dog to get Nicholas to sleep in his own bed all night, so I am NOT the one to provide any advice there :-)