Mila has arrived on April 2, 2013.
There are a whole set of new sounds with this baby~ that I had not heard with my first baby~ who is now, like, so pre-teen, totally. With the first baby, I had behind the ear hearing aids and I thought I could hear everything. Little did I know that there were many, many things I didn’t hear with baby number one.
Baby number two has introduced me to the sounds of burping (can be very loud and rude), for lack of better words, explosive mustard-ry poo (has she no shame?), lots and lots of cooing and in between those coos there are specific meanings.
There’s that dry cry that’s somewhat short~ kinda like this: “ahh, ahh, ach” which means she’s tired and wants to sleep. I didn’t know little babies have a desire to sleep and actually communicate that.
There’s that: “awooooo awooooo” that she used to have which means that her tummy hurt.
When we wrapped her up before sleeping, she has almost a sigh that probably means: “Aha, finally, you’re putting me down to sleep. Thank the good heavens.”
How about that slight squeal after a smile. Warms my heart.
And, the worse of all is that pure bloody scream that seems to be reserved only for car rides. I mean, nerve wracking scream~ the kind that can make you feel insane and think terrible thoughts. I can’t handle it, I. tune. her. out. That’s my gift. I get to choose whether or not I want to hear this kind of cry.
All new. I’m somewhat surprised at how unaware of the sounds my first baby made. To be more precise, I didn’t know those sounds actually existed. I did a lot of body language reading~ I still do that ~ but I feel that I’m not as aware as I once was because the sounds of communication is quicker and more effective. I’m amazed at how much a tiny little baby can communicate.
I love it all.