Wednesday, July 20, 2011

38 weeks

Here is what is going on with Noah this week according to;

The torrent of words your baby has been hearing since birth is beginning to work its magic, although his understanding of words far outpaces his ability to use them. His babbling has turned to jabber and is probably starting to sound more like real words, phrases, and sentences. Your baby thinks he's saying something, so respond as if he really is!  Your baby still comprehends more from your tone than from your actual words, though. He can understand when he's pleased you, so offer specific praise, such as "You did a great job picking up the rattle." The more you talk to your baby — while preparing dinner, driving, or getting dressed — the more he learns about communication.

Your baby's starting to understand the word "no," though he may not obey it just yet. For example, you can expect him to try to touch something even after you've said not to. It's best to use the word "no" sparingly, and when you do use it, follow it by removing him from the scene of the crime and introducing him to a new activity.

Noah continues to make new sounds all of the time.  He really likes flapping his lips and tongue around to make fun sounds. 

He's starting to listen better again as we have been ramping up our consistency.

This week I gave him Cheerios for the first time.  I have given him plenty of fruit and vegetable finger food before, but they are usually squishy and he has had a hard time picking them up and getting them to his mouth.  He is really enjoying being able to pick up Cheerios and feed himself.  I am in the process of tapering him down to 4 nursings a day.


Mary said...

Cheerios are THE BEST! :-)

the family Kostrzewa said...

in love with noah. really cute kid.