From a very young age, Benjamin was extremely imitative with his voice. He'd heard us say something, then repeat it back--in his unique baby version, of course--but the number of syllables and the inflection would be similar enough that it would catch our attention and make us smile.
At the time, it was suggested that he might be an early talker.
How silly. Apparently, Fisher babies aren't early in anything. ;-)
Here he is at nearly 17 months of age, and the only things he says are "Dada" (his most common word, by far), "uh-oh" (usually when he's dropped something), a version of "hi" (that he likes to say when the dryer door is open and he catches sight of me in the reflection of it), and "Mama" (although his occurrences of that are few and far between, and NEVER when I'm trying to coax him to say it). ;-)
So he's not much of an orator. Yet.
But he does use his voice, and recently I've been trying to capture it. This is made difficult by the fact that, when he sees me pull out my phone to record him, he sometimes clams up and doesn't deign to say a thing. But while we waited for Josiah to finish his NCFCA club meeting last week, I managed to catch a little of Benjamin's noise...
The other time is when David tries to get Benjamin to give him a high-five. Somehow Benjamin got the signals mixed; and when David approaches him, holds up his hand, and says, "High-five!", Benjamin responds with "Dada!" He's getting better about this one now and will sometimes raise his hand and hit David's; but for a while, "Dada" was his customary response. :)
With five older siblings who have paved the way, it's not as if Benjamin is the first little baby we've marveled at as he's developed speech. But goodness, what fun it is to observe the progression--to really stop and notice these moments as they speed by!