Friday, January 6, 2012

Denying Milestones

Throughout the last 9 months we've "ooed and ahhed" over all of J's milestones, whether they're major or minor. But a couple weeks ago {I don't know the date, possibly a major mom fail} we hit a milestone that I'm still refusing to accept.

J woke up from his nap giggling. Those are always the best naps, don't ya think? So, I prepped his bottle and went in ready for smiles and hugs. But I walked in to something much different....

As I opened the door, J smiled his big open-mouth smile and out of no where I heard two little sounds...

"Ma MA"

Yes, said just like that. The second ma was more pronounced. Like he got excited about saying the word.

I stood there frozen. In shock -- complete shock.

Can a 9 month old really say his first word? Was he really correlating that word with me?

I hadn't encouraged him to say mama or dada, at all. And I didn't even realize that we hadn't been encouraging this until he blurted it out. So, I thought it must be the craziest coincidence ever.

That was three weeks ago.

Since then, J has repeated this endearing mama three other times. Three! I've melted into a mommy puddle every time he said that sweet, sweet word.

Mom's I need you to help me out here...can I count this as his first word or was it a fluke?

And just for good measure, one of my favorite photos.

{photo from J's 6-month session}





16 comments:

  1. I would count it! He has said it more than once! Go you! I heard Dadda a million times before I heard Momma!

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  2. YES! I would say that was his first word. :)

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  3. oh how sweet!!! Melts your heart I bet!

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  4. My little one said "mama" all the time and at first I don't think he associated with me but very soon he did. He now sometimes says "mom" which kind sounds like he's British saying "mum" LOL. What a little sweetie!

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  5. It's so exciting and fun when they start talking!!!

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  6. Awww so sweet!! B said his first word around that age and it was "Mama". It's so heart melting!! :)

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  7. Awwwwww... SO exciting!!!
    That's the best sound ever - when your little monkey says MAMA for the first time!

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  8. What a sweet little boy!!! Alea's first words were "mama" too and I was SOO happy! He'll be jabbering away in no time ;)

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  9. Such a sweet time.
    I was the same way- you get so excited when they make moves towards growing up but at the same time, you don't want them to grow up.
    He is adorable!

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  10. So cute! :) I became a follower of your blog! Love it!

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  11. As one who is *STILL* waiting to hear "Mama", I say count it and make it official.

    That photo is just too, too darling.

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  12. Of course it counts! Congratulations! My Lilly just started saying "mama" on Thanksgiving. Well, it was REALLY "mamamamamamamamamamamama" but I still counted it!

    Great photograph of your handsome man! :o)

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  13. That is TOTALLY his first word!!!

    ronni@anywhere-is.net

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  14. yes! he can say his first word at 9 months! and he did! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

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  15. That is so exciting!!! Sorry I missed this for a minute! Congratulations to you! I can't wait til E says mama! :)

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  16. You can totally count that as his first word! That is so precous and sweet! My baby girl keeps saying mamama over and over, but not directly looking at me. {Ill probably count that as her!} ha. He is so handsome..I would have melted too!

    ps-thanks for becoming a follower and check my blog out! Means so much : )

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