Just now she went down for a nap with a cuddle, a little rocking, a homemade lullaby. No nursing, no screaming or crying, just a sweet toddler slumbering in my arms. I never thought this day would come!
In the past week in addition to her usual monologues that consist of words I know and words only Bella understands, Bella has added singing. As in her babble, I can pick out some words, other sounds I’m sure are nonsense; but some seem to be words that make sense to her and I just haven’t figured out yet what they correspond to. In any case I love her little song or I suppose it’s really more of a chant. It sounds vaguely like a nursery rhyme or one of the made-up songs I sing as I dress her or bathe her or feed her; but at the same time it is original and not clearly an imitation of any one thing.
Bella’s voice, speaking, singing, saying “more” or “mama” or “I fall” is even more adorable than I could ever have imagined.