Thursday, November 01, 2007


Yesteday, Kylie looked me right in the eyes and said, "Momma". Of course she grinned really big when she saw my face light up. If babies can see auras, I'm sure mine was lighting fireworks.

She said it again last night while Karen was holding and playing with her.

This morning, I laid in bed listening to her babble to herself before getting her morning bottle. Her babbles were filled with lots of vowel sounds and goos and coos. But no "ma" sounds.

When I leaned over her crib, she looked at me and said, "Momma" again!

How cool is that!

What's even cooler is her pronunciation. She doesn't say ma-ma. She says, mom-ma. You can really hear the "o" sound in there.

Of course I had to race to consult my baby books this morning. The "experts" say that while babies will string together sounds like ma-ma and da-da, their first words can be happen anytime between 8 - 14 months. Gee, how helpful--not!

So I guess only time will tell if we've officially heard Kylie's first word (but I think we have!)


Shannon said...

Sounds like a word! Very exciting! We're still waiting for Erik's first word. He knows his moms and points to us if someone asks "Where's Mommy" or "Where's Mumma" and he can say "mum-ma" and will occasionally say it about me when prompted, but not on his own yet without prompting, so we're not counting it as a word yet. It'll be so exciting when it happens. It was exciting reading your post!

Jen said...

and how totally fitting is it that her first word is momma...she's a lucky girl and has two! how sweet!

Melissa said...

How exciting!

Lynanne said...

I'm betting it's her first word! Our first was younger than the books say also. I was sure I heard him say the name of our cat (Mak) but everyone told me he was too young. As time went on it was obvious that he only used it when he saw the cat. It sounds like the same thing is happening with Kylie. Only how lucky for you both that she's choosing momma for her first word and not the name of the cat! :)

Darling photos as always! I love the Halloween costume. She's the cutest sweet pea that I've ever seen!

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

I am so excited for the two of you. The first word is often "da da", so it's awesome that Kylie's first is "momma". Congrats on your very "p.c.", in the know, little girl. :)


Stacey said...

Sounds great! Riley said mama early on and said it when she was whiney and wanted one of us so I don't buy the 8+ months for the first word. I think it can happen earlier. :)

SassyFemme said...

Sounds like you've heard her first word, and in the right context! How wonderful!