Monday, July 17, 2006

She squeals

For a while there The Little Madam (TLM) was going for her naps really well - three books in the living room, two songs in her bedroom and into her cot. The I wouldn't hear from her for at least an hour.

That isn't happening any more, and only some of it can be blamed on the imminent arrival of her second tooth. Now she lies in her cot and practices her squealing and squawking. It takes two or three goes before she'll actually settle down and sleep.

Either she's trying to tell me she only needs one nap per day, or she's just trying not to nap at all. I'd hesitate to believe the former, because up till now she's been a little slow on the nap development; even two weeks ago she was needing three catnaps per day, when other babies her age are onto one or two long ones. So I'm more inclined to think it's just TLM telling she who's the boss of her.


Avery's mom said...

I have a suspicion that the onset of new teeth brings more verbal squacking and squealing. I've noticed the same thing with Avery. daynaps are much shorter (2 at 20-30 min.) and her mouth is so much busier making new sounds and clucking like a hen. cant get her to say "momma" just yet but I feel its aroudn the corner.

Violet said...

The Little Madam says both "Mama" and "Da", but she probably isn't even thinking of us when she's saying them. Mayber she's saying "Stop trying to put me to bed because you know I'd much rather play with that noisy singing duck".