Another post from the past, written in March 2005.
My son will be 3 months old tomorrow and usually sleeps all night except for nursing, but this morning he was awake and complaining 3:30-5:00. When the alarm went off at 7:00, he (sleeping on his side) flung his top arm above his head and began smacking the bed…so I flung up my arm and smacked the snooze button; I figured that’s what he was telling me to do!
He makes a few sounds that sound like words but usually aren’t
appropriate to the context. The most common is “elk”. He’s cracked us up several times by stating so firmly that something is an elk. There
is one word he’s used correctly: He was lying amid some toys while I was eating and began to make fussy noises, so I said, “What’s the matter?” and he shouted, “Ennui!” I rearranged the toys and relieved his ennui.