(picture taken March 5, 2010 -- almost 9 months old)
It's always so exciting when babies reach milestones. But saying words is the BEST so far!!
So, he's been babbling for a while now, but a few weeks ago, he started forming consonants together, and I heard "yum" and "yeah" and "go-o". But none of them were very sensical. Then, he started saying "ba-ba" all the time. and he would say it sometimes when he wanted his bottle, but I still wasn't sure...
But then last night I came home from work, and Connor was saying "Kee-Ghee, Kee-Ghee, Kee-Ca". Which sounds like "Kitty" or "Kitty Cat". Hmm... I thought. And then Ron tells me that Connor had a "big day with the cats". Really? What happened? Well, Ron was playing with the laser pointer, making the cats chase it. They were so fixated on the laser they didn't notice that Connor had caught up with them... He would pet them and grab them and they wouldn't move!! You have to realize that he has been chasing them for a while now, and to date has never actually caught them. He was so excited that he told me all about it when I got home. Since then, when the cats come in to the room, he says "Kee-Ghee" ... [Update, 05/11: Ron Took Connor to the zoo today. Connor was a chatter box the whole day... (They stayed there for ~5 hours!) When they got to the tiger's cage, Connor said "Kee-Ghee! Kee-Ca" and the lady standing next to them said, "that's an awfully big kitty cat!" :) So cute.]
I'm still working on "mama". and I'm sure Ron is working on "dada". but his favorite words for now are "Kee-Ghee". :)