I recently read that babies her age start to discover sounds they can make. They typically stumble across a consonant that sounds pleasant or is fun to produce and will continue to do so as long as it amuses them. Examples given were “ba” or “ka.”
These would have been pleasant and adorable.
Instead Aria discovered a squeal. Not just a cute little squeak of a squeal…. no an almost out-of-hearing-range shrill that would set dogs to howling. And she just loves this new trick and likes to beat her own records for how high she can go. She gets revved up and tries to make it higher, louder, and longer. Then she coos at her own accomplishments. This is becoming unnervingly frequent and is probably quickly becoming her favorite “game”…. oh the days of big silent smiles during the airplane game…
I can’t wait to see what she learns next! (No really…we’re ready for her to find a new talent).
(the second video isn’t very representative of how loud or high she can go, but more of how much effort she puts into it)