Already? My baby is no longer a ‘baby’!
To me, Ava is still my little baby, but at this stage in her life she is not considered a baby. Gone are the days of breastfeeding, infant car seats, long naps, crawling and pureed food!
I remember the days when I wished I knew what she was thinking. Now, I understand what she is thinking and if not she will let me know! Language skills are definitely an aspect of development that differentiates babies from toddlers.
Ava started using a lot of words around 13-months. Some of her favourites – Mama, dada, bye-bye, hi, done, book, meowwwww, duck, Moo, Quack etc. In the last month, Ava has gained the capacity to associate words with other things better. She says things in syllable form – BOT-TLE, TI-GER. As a parent, it excites me every time she learns to pronounce a new word and realizes she has done it right.
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