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Sabine has been hitting amazing little milestones left and right lately! We are cruising like a pro, letting Mama hold her hands to help her stand, taking steps when supported by Mama and putting anything and everything into anything and everything (gotta watch that litter box even more closely now!)

Sabine has lots of baby friends in the neighborhood but in the last few weeks has formed her first real friendship. Baby Tommy and Baby Sabine are becoming fast friends. They squeal in delight when they see each other and they play so sweetly. Yesterday they practiced sharing toys back and forth. I’ve been told by more annoying old ladies than I can count that having an only child means she will struggle to learn share. Well take that old ladies! My only child is 13 months and sharing like a PRO!

Sabine is also babbling up a storm. She has so much to say and is constantly experimenting with new sounds. I love the occasional times she parrots me, too. I should start being a little more careful with the words I use around her I guess…

I think our biggest change this week is the shift of her laugh. Yes, Sabine fans, the gruff, silly little old man laugh is starting to be replaced by a very loud “normal” sounding laugh. I am heart-broken. Those gruff little chortles stole my heart from the first time it exploded from her tiny little mouth. People can’t help but laugh with her; it is just that infectious and adorable.

Much like her little newborn lamb cry, this gruff laugh seems to be a fleeting delight. Tragic. I am trying to capture special things on video so we can remember them always. I am so sad I did not record her lamb cry and don’t want to miss another thing! So last night we had a little giggle fest in the tub and I recorded it with the iPhone. Not the best quality but still much better than no recording at all. I also hate how loud I sound since my head is always closest to the microphone. Oops!

Do you try to record special baby sounds, too? If so, what do you use? Any cool, inexpensive gadgets that might make this easier?



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  1. July 30, 2014

    Yay, Sabine! Getting so big!

    We hit a time of development here too, which has been fun but changes things! I’m not ready for increased mobility (and running!) and curiosity!

  2. jak #
    July 30, 2014

    such a beautiful kiddo!!!! in this video and others you;ve posted, it’s clear that the bean is very verbally adept – probably going to be a good communicator. i wonder if she gets that from momma’s writing and journalistic skills? just a guess as dad’s a mathy type? anyway, you must be super proud:))))

  3. July 30, 2014

    HEHE that laugh is adorable!

  4. July 30, 2014

    I just finally got to watch your video. Cutest little laugh ever!

  5. August 12, 2014

    I hope everything is good at your end and Sabine is doing well. Its very rare to see no posts from you in two weeks. Even Sabine Daily is silent.

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