Friday, May 11, 2007

She said it!

Last evening while I was changing Moppet's diaper and chatting to her, she looked me in the eye and said, clear as a bell: "Mama"

Trumpet blasts sounded in my head; in the distance, a choir of angels hit the high notes.

I jumped up and screamed, and did a little jig.

"Say that again, baby!"

"Mama!"

More screaming, and another jig.

Moppet understood. So this is the magic word that turns mommy into a dancing dervish. What fun!

"Mama!" she said again, experimentally.

Same effect. The dervish was now engaged in a dance that looked like a cross between head banging and the twist.

"Mama, mama, mama, mamamama!" Moppet yelled, sliding off the bed and joining in the excitement.

We danced and jumped and yelled. Just the two of us - Moppet and her newly christened Mama.

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I am strongly tempted to record this as Moppet's first word, but I fear I would be less than honest if I did.

For the last week or so, she has been pointing at various objects around the house and saying 'Dis', and sometimes 'Dat'.

It's probably because of my obssessive habit of pointing out things to her saying "What's this, baby?" and then answering my own question.

I've been waiting for someone to ask if she's talking yet.

Just to be able to answer "Oh, she says dis and dat!" :-))

20 comments:

Poppins said...

Oh cool. I am sooo excited for you ! Isnt it awesome when they start to communicate ? Nice post.

karmickids said...

Isnt that the most beautiful word in the world?

SM said...

So is she talking yet??? ;)
I can sense your excitement, this is so cool.

Planethalder said...

Just adorable - the both of you!!! This post has put a big smile on my face even though I am about to go off to work...

Nikhil Mohta said...

Good stuff.. U r quite regular with the blog.. awesome..

Orchid said...

Congrats!...i would say her official first word is "Mama", ali'l dishonesty never hurt anyonenow, did it??

Moppet's Mom said...

Poppins: Ooh yes! I'm more excited than when she started walking.

Kiran: You betcha!

SM: :-) And I've got a cool line for that infernal question too, now!

Planethalder: Aww...that's so sweet of you. I'm so used to hearing that Moppet's adorable, but to be included myself feels so good! Thank you.

Mohta: Thanks! How's your little demon-slayer doing?

Orchid: Of course not! Wink, wink!

Kodi's Mom said...

I heard the bells with you and I danced the jig with you! (that's how well you wrote this up!)

on another note: I count words only for which K knows what he means....by that acct, and since Moppet seems to knows her Mama well, first word = mama!

noon said...

Nice post - could picture the joy you felt...Such a lovely photo of your daughter - beaming smile there.

Daisy said...

Cuteness!! cuteness!! total cuteness!! a big huggie to b oth moppet and "mama" :)

Just a grail said...

Dat is amazing! :-) Seriously, there really is nothing better!

Moppet's Mom said...

K's Mom: I like the way you think! :-) It's official then - Moppet's first word is Mama.

Noon: Thanks for stopping by. Yup, it really is a heart-stoppingly awesome moment. I didn't realise I would feel it that intensely :-)

Daisy: Thankoo!

Moppet's Mom said...

Grail: :-) You're so right!

GettingThereNow said...

Nice! So "Mama Dis" and "Mama Dat". Is she saying anything else? :D

JK said...

oh..newly christened mama, i could feel the joy and excitement,from ur words. Great narration..hey...btw, take look at my blog

Moppet's Mom said...

Cee Kay: Oh, that's enough for me, for now! I was beginning to worry that she would be a late talker...

JK: Thanks!

Sunita said...

I know how that feels!! I am still waiting ... Heard it from joyce couple of months back but I guess she was just experimenting :(.

SS said...

Hey, that's gr8 :) You must be thrilled!

Just like that said...

The excitement in that post ws infectious! Am totally thrilled for you too, even tho' I'm reading this long after you have recorded it.
Am just taking a leisurely jaunt thru all your posts and loving it all-you write so well, the feelings come right across...

Parul said...

About the time this was happening, I was about to get my own little person into the world...how cool to read this post now and think about how Adi is saying Mama these days...

Thanks for taking up the tag, MM :D