All of my children have said “dada” for their first word. Harper still holds the title for making me wait the longest to hear her say those sweet little syllables…”mama”…at the young old age of 10 months old. I was determined that Amon’s first word would be “mama”…I would finally claim the title of first word for myself. Since the first time we met him, I would say those traditional parental words, “Can you say ‘ma-ma’?” And then repeat over and over and over again for his first 4 months home. Last week during our flu rampage I heard the sweetest little words come from our little ace of hearts mouth. Ma-ma. Maybe the two greatest syllables ever uttered. It is bliss.
And what makes this one a little sweeter is that we’ve been a bit concerned with Amon’s hearing…like if he can and if so how much. One of my 2013 goals is to get to the bottom of this, but what a hope filled heart I have since hearing him say my name. There’s something there and wow…it’s just amazing to know that.
So enjoy. Ignore the snot pouring out of his nose and thin iPhone quality and the chaotic background and all the dead space in the wait. You do what you gotta do as a Mama trying to catch those crazy good words.