Christine said her first word...."Mama!"... last night at the dinner table. This picture was taken right after the big moment. Well, that's when I heard it for the first time at least. Matt had taken her to a follow up appointment at her pediatrician's office to see if her ear infections cleared up and he heard her say it a few times while they were waiting for the doctor to come into the exam room. He said he wasn't sure at first if she said it on purpose or was just babbling, but he started asking her if she wanted Mommy and she looked at him as if she was in deep thought and a few seconds later she would say it again. At dinner last night she said it once pretty clearly as I was "shoveling" some baby food into her mouth which kind of cut her off. But it was so exciting to hear and when she saw the excitement on my face she said it again. Before we knew it all we heard was, "Mama, Mama, Mama...." She was so proud of herself....and so was Mommy and Daddy. And we really think she knows what she was saying because when we got close to the end of her baby food she started to get full and her sweet "Mama" turned into "MaaaMaa!" as if she was saying "enough baby food!" LOL She's such a little diva already. Do you think that's a foreshadowing of what we have to look forward to in about 14 years? She's growing up so fast! And we love every second of it!
Oh....and the ear infections are all clear! YAY!!!