When I took Landon to the doctor a couple of weeks ago on his 8 month birthday, one of the developmental questions the nurse asked was, "Is he babbling?"
I asked her to define that.
She said, "Is he saying any syllables?"
I once again asked her to define that (I had a feeling that dinosaur growls didn't count as syllables, but I wanted to just be sure.)
She said, "Does he say like, 'Ba Ba' or 'Da Da' etc.?"
"No. No babbling yet. Just lots of squealing and growling."
Well not anymore!!!
Landon has officially reached the developmental milestone of "Babbling" also known as "Baby Talk"
Sunday evening Kyle, Landon and I were all sitting on the loveseat together half playing, half watching Over The Hedge on the laptop, and all of a sudden it was like it just clicked in Landon's mind, and he just started "talking."
Of course, the first syllable had to be "Da Da" and not "Ma Ma." Boo.
Last night we were meeting some people for dinner about 45 minutes away so we left early and did a little shopping. As he was riding around in his stroller he was just talking up a storm the whole time. He got all sorts of smiles from passers by. I have a feeling that now that he's discovered he can talk, there will be very little silence :)