Lucas the amazing interactive baby

by DaniGirl on October 28, 2008 · 5 comments

in Baby days, Lucas

I’ve always said that six to nine months old is one of my favourite baby ages. Old enough to sit up but not old enough to creep around; old enough to love you obviously and joyfully but not old enough to be prone to tantrums; old enough to babble but not old enough to talk back yet.

Lucas at almost nine months is a delightful baby – if you don’t mind the 32 minute naps. I forgot how early babies become interactive, instead of just slobbery little blobs. He is fascinated by the boys and the pets, and loves when the boys pay attention to him. The other day, I was putting his coat on telling him that we were on our way out to get Simon at school, and as soon as I said “Simon” he started craning his head around looking for him. Way too cute!

He’s very talkative. I’m really so very not surprised about that. Hell, you have to be vocal to be heard around our house. What’s cute is how he imitates us. He not only repeats one of three varieties of babble (ahhhh, ba-ba-ba, or da-da-da) but modulates his voice to mimic us. We’re working on ma-ma-ma, but he’s not quite there yet. And there’s no doubt he understands a lot of what we say. I just about fell over the other day when I said, “Lucas, where’s your toes?” and he reached over and grabbed them.

My absolute favourite baby trick, though, is this. About a month ago, I was rocking him to sleep and singing to him when I realized that he wasn’t just cooing softly to himself — in itself almost heartbreakingly endearing — but he was humming along with me as I sang to him. At which point I became a gelatinous ooze of maternal love and forgave him a years’ worth of 32 minute naps.

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Isn’t he delicious?


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chantal October 28, 2008 at 10:55 am

That is an awesome picture. He is delicious!

2 Madeleine October 28, 2008 at 11:56 am

You! You are delicious in that picture too! Your overflowing joy just oozes off the page. Thanks for sharing.

And the captcha oracle says enjoy it while you can. (“Children suddint”, as in suddenly grow up.)

3 Marla October 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm

That little part of his chest that can be seen peeking through his shirt’s armhole? You know, where cutlets come from? I want to stick my nose in there and give him nibbley kisses.

4 ewe_are_here October 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm

He’s lovely.

But you’ve gotten really, really lucky with the lovely, leisurely baby timelines… our evil littlest monster was crawling at 7 months, and walking by 9 1/2 months… relaxation for mommy straight out the window. grrrrrrr.

5 snackmommy2 October 28, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Love love love that time too. My favourite.

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