Despite the rash, we had a lot of silly time this weekend. And an important first! Owen’s first word.
He’s been saying “Dada” (generally comes out like “DIH-dah”) to mean Daddy and Dog (it’s easy to get them confused), but also to mean lots of other things. He plays around with “Mmmmmummmummmumm”, but hasn’t really gotten “Mama”. Generally it’s a lot of cute “babadubadubadub” and “numanumanumanum”, so we don’t really consider those first words, exactly. Recently he’s been parroting a lot of the sounds we make, and carefully studying our mouths to see how we say certain words. Then on Sunday he dropped a toy and, totally unprovoked, said, “UH OH”. Clear as day. Of course I erupted with praise and laughter (and grabbed the video camera), so he continued to say it over and over.
Then on Monday he kept putting his arms up over his head. I can’t quite figure out what this motion is trying to tell me (or if he’s just figured out he can touch his hair or something like that), but I started copying him and putting MY arms up in the air. He thought that was hilarious, but when I went in to give him a high five, he just about stopped breathing he was laughing so hard. This continued for FAR longer than the video shows. This morning I asked him for a high five and he could barely touch my hand he was already laughing so hard he was snorting. Who knew that was so funny?! Silly monkey.
Just TRY not to giggle along with him. I dare you.
What was your baby’s first word? When did he or she first say it? I know Owen is a little later than some babies in terms of language, but what can I say, he’s developing like a textbook BOY — motor first, language second!