Dear Crissy

My baby is waving bye-bye

For about a week or so, I’ve really been pushing the: “Let’s wave bye-bye!” thing with little E. He has shown a lot of interest in the ritual, and likes looking at people waving. Of course, he likes looking at people clapping and making other random hand gestures too!

Tonight, however, while I was encouraging him to move his little hand and say “bye-bye”, I saw those chubby fingers come together, and purposefully flap several times. I was so excited, that I waved back and asked him if he could say “bye-bye”, and low and behold, he waved again and said it! The first time it sounded like “ba-ba” and the “pap-pap” but it was so crystal clear that he was consciously imitating me and making this effort to communicate. He even studied the movement of his own hand and fingers; it was just so incredibly adorable.

While it is hard to watch your baby grow up, it’s also exciting to know that there is this whole new world of communication on the horizon, and that first “ma-ma” and “bye-bye” is only the beginning!

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  1. Mom in Boyland — April 12, 2010 @ 9:11 am (#)

    It’s so great that you can capture moments like that through your blog. One day little E. will be able to read this and know how much you love him!


  2. Shannon — April 12, 2010 @ 8:35 pm (#)

    Hi! Just stopping by from MBC. I am so jealous that your lil’ one can wave goodbye. We’ve been working with our GG for a bit but NOTHING…she just raises her hand and shows little interest in the whole waving thing. Maybe one day! Just became your newest follower. Looking forward to reading more. Stop by and say hi when you get a chance.


  3. Suzanne — April 13, 2010 @ 4:12 am (#)

    There will be many more milestones. Enjoy each and every one of them! I don’t want to say they grow up too fast, but if you pay attention and savor the moments, mommyhood will go just at the right pace!


  4. Diane {} — February 6, 2011 @ 10:23 pm (#)

    sweet! Those are such precious moments.


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