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The Tiny Knight Who Says “Neh!”

John’s groovy cousin Alicia hipped us to the “Dunstan Baby Language” method for interpreting the different sounds and cries that all babies make to indicate whether they are hungry, uncomfortable, gassy, or tired. We picked up the DVD’s and watched them last night. Really fascinating stuff!
There are about 5 distinctive sounds/cries that babies make, and the one we can confidently say we’re hearing the most is “Neh!” which means “I’m hungry.” We’re also hearing quite a bit of “Eh!” when he gorges himself on milk and needs to burp a lot. It’s pretty exciting to be able to decipher a bit of what Finn is trying to tell us, and I’m sure we’ll be passing along the DVDs to our neighbors, who we just found are expecting in August.

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Word of the Day: Hibernaculum

Hibernaculum \hy-ber-NAK-yuh-lum\ noun

  1. From Merriam-Webster: A shelter occupied during the winter by a dormant animal (as an insect or reptile)
  2. From the San Jose delegation: Camp Finnegan, a room occupied by three often very sleepy Nacks

Maybe I’ll write to the dictionary folks and suggest that they add a "K" to the spelling. 🙂