Clara has recently decided that she doesn't want to talk to us like she used to.  She used to give us lots of consanant and vowel sounds - she will still give the vowel sounds when she's calm.  But when she's excited - she squeals.  Loudly.  And when she's mad - she squeals.  Loudly!  It's her favorite way to communicate.  It's kind of funny - but I miss her talking to us like she used to.  I know that she will start again sometime soon.  She will likely start to babble soon - but it was a sweet time when she would spend an hour a day talking to us.  She's still sweet.  Everything she does is basically sweet. 

I got the book "Let Me Hold You Longer" by Karen Kingsbury for Mother's Day and it talks about last things that your child does that you maybe miss.  The basic theme of the book is let me hold you longer because I don't know when will be the last time that you'll do whatever thing you're doing in whatever phase of life you're in. (make sense?)  I wish I'd held Clara longer while she was talking.  The last time that I specifically remember her talking for a long time was the first weekend in May when we were at my parent's and she was on the floor in her bouncy seat during Sunday lunch and she talked for about an hour.  I wish I'd been holding her during that time and given her lots of hugs.  Of course, if I'd been holding her - she would have probably stopped talking because she was talking to the animals on the mobile of her bouncy seat.  And then I might not have that sweet memory.  I just love her so much!  And I'm really glad that I do get to spend time during the day holding her because a lot of parents don't because they have to work during the better part of the day.  So I count myself fortunate that I get to spend so much time with her.  I just hope that she doesn't get sick of me by the time she's ready to start school!  She's my sweetie.  And now she's getting mad at her mobile - she was "squealing" at it for a little while - but now she's ready to be rescued from her crib.  So it's time to go and hold her longer. 

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:31 PM

They grow so fast don't they!  Some stages just don't last long enough and others...well they just won't go away, but that is a different story, lol.  Hold that baby girl and treasure every moment before they slip away.  That book sounds sweet, when things calm down I might have to get it. 

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