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Saturday, March 17, 2012


Slice of Life Challenge - Day 17 - hosted by Ruth and Stacey at Two Writing Teachers.

It was an ordinary evening. We had just finished eating dinner and we were still sitting around the table talking about our days.

She was in her high chair for the first time, enjoying this new perspective on life.

It might not have been intentional on her part, but she said it.  She didn't mean to, she was just babbling, but out it came!  My head spun around and my ears perked up!

"Ba ba ba da da ba ma ma ma!"

"Mama!  She said Mama!  Did you hear her?"

"She said Dada too, you know?"

"She's said that before.  That was her first Mama!"

I know I will hear this many, many more times over the next months, and I know that it will be even better when she says it with meaning, but it was still pretty cool.

It never gets old to hear your baby say your name.

"I love you too, Baby Girl!"


  1. Fun memories, I'm glad you wrote it down so you can keep it.

  2. Ah, the excitement of motherhood. Congrats on your first Mama! Here is to many, many more. I hope you never get tired of it.

  3. That's an exciting moment and now it is preserved in the written form. Love the different colors for the speakers. It made the dialogue stand out. Happy days ahead, mama!

  4. Great capturing of this moment. To hear the word is pretty special. More is coming...

  5. I could see every moment of this! The sense of relief and love that came in that moment for you, love "dada's" response too, funny!