Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What's In A Word? Everything.

Will has the following words in his vocabulary bank:

Dada
Nana (for the fruit)
Jack (dog's name)
Kitty (he is fascinated by our cat)
Quack (from the book "Barnyard Dance", where he says the Quack part along with me)
Caw-Caw (which is like a bird noise that our friend makes)

and, as of yesterday. . .

Mama.

There are no words to describe the way my heart melted when he uttered those longed-for syllables. When he first said it, I was changing his diaper. I stopped and looked at him in disbelief. His whole face lit up and he was so proud of himself! He started saying it again, and I picked him up, dirty little bottom and all, and hugged him to me with such ferocity.

Mama.

He has since said it quite a few times and I can't get tired of hearing it. There were so many times that I wondered if anyone would ever call me Mama. This one little word encompasses so many big feelings.

8 comments:

Amy B said...

That's the most beautiful word in the English language isn't it? That post brought tears to my eyes.

Jen said...

Hooray! What a clever boy!

Amanda said...

That is so sweet!! Yay Mama!

Your post brought tears to my eyes, too!

Joy said...

Awwwwwwwww!!! This post melts my heart. Elaina was well over a year old before she finally uttered the words. Everything (including me) was just "Dada". LOL!

Fertilized said...

GO WIll! Make your Mama's Heart swoon!

Mel said...

I love it. I have never, EVER yearned to hear such a small word in my entire life as I do now. I can feel your joy.
*hugs*

Cassandra said...

Hooray!

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

I absolutely got goose bumps reading this. Too precious! We rejoice with you.... Mama. What a beautiful word indeed! You have earned it 1000 times over!