Harper is very talkative these days. She can sit and have a conversation for about 10 minutes. Of course, "talking" consists of coos and gurgles and squeals. Her eyes light up and you know she is really trying to connect with you. It's very fun. Sometimes her need to converse gets in the way of nursing-- she pulls away and just wants to engage for a while before resuming her feeding. Another effect of Harper's talking is that she cries less. Often she'll protest with upset-sounding coos (as well as upset-looking body language) for a while before launching into the full blown cries if her need wasn't met. This happens most often when she's locked in her carseat and wants out, or if Dad is changing her in the middle of the night and she would prefer to eat first!
We're convinced she's brilliant. Tomorrow she goes in for immunizations... wish us all luck!