Thursday, January 29, 2009

Baby Talk


So today, on her six-month birthday, Inara kind of started forming and repeating words -- saying, "Ba ba ba... ba ba ba."

Whether or not it counts as actual talking, who knows.

I'm content to delude myself into thinking so.

19 comments:

Heather said...

She's working on it! Yay Inara!

Deacon Blue said...

Even if it's delusion, the delusion quickly becomes reality. Before you know it, she'll be saying "shit" or "damn" or something else in mixed company during a social gathering.

Anonymous said...

obviously a beach boys fan in the making. ba ba ba...ba barbara ann. come on chez, get with the program and teach her the rest of the song.

Liz in Austin said...

Or she's listening to Nsync too much... (bye bye baby bye bye)

tania said...

Enjoy this stage while you can - once she starts talking, she'll probably never stop.... ;-)

SteveR said...

Come on, Inara. "Ba, ba, ba ... rack." That's it! You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Inara and Dad. Keep the pic's & new words coming.

Blonde Savant said...

developmental pychology
Babies begin to make repetitive noises as a sort of practice mode before forming full words. They are essentially getting their mouths to learn the positions necessary for that particular sound. Next comes combinations of sounds like deedoo, beebaa. She'll be talking before you can turn around and spit.
/developmental psychology

slouchmonkey said...

She's saying "Daddy" in Mandarin. "Ba-ba."

spazmodeas said...

She's very unimpressed as she's reading through our blog comments and she's going: "blah, blah, blah, blah"

VOTAR said...

Not a buh, a bomb!

Ref said...

Yup, that's the start of vocalizing. With our daughter "Ra" was the next sound, so "Ba-Ra (ck)" will happen soon enough.

Girl With Curious Hair said...

Of course she's talking. She's saying 'Daddy' in FARSI! (How would she learn Mandarin?)

-Alzeyor- said...

She already has a more fascinating dialogue than Lou Dobbs.....

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Ba is Vietnamese for daddy and the number 3. Who knew sweet Inara would pick up Vietnamese just like that. ;)

Anonymous said...

awww. she's clearly advanced!!! My vote is she's saying daddy!!

VOTAR said...

Picking up Vietnamese isn't hard.


They're typically rather small.





And usually pretty friendly.

Anonymous said...

She's also learning the rhythms and patterns of speech. Any day now you'll hear her carrying on babbling conversations with her stuffed animals and dolls in her crib.

Try not to squee to loudly when that happens. You'll startle her. ;)

Brian said...

"Ba ba ba... ba ba ba."

Shit. She's already more articulate than the last President.

Not to mention a stronger vocabulary.

Kids are the best. Until they get old enough to kill you for insurance money.