Remember this post from a little over a month ago? The one where I said I couldn't wait to hear Prince Charming say, "Mama"?
Be careful what you ask for.
That little boy says, "Mama" alright.
He screams it from his crib at 3 A.M. just because he misses me.
His nap time has shrunk to half the time it once was because he used to be content to play until I came for him.
That was before he discovered the magic of his own voice! And the magic of calling for a mama who waited months and months to hear him say her name.
This recording is the mild version of his before nap, "But I don't want to go to bed" version of "Mama." (Ignore the sideways picture of the door, LOL)
I didn't have the where-with-all to videotape the 3 A.M. screaming my head off version. : ) Besides, I'm not sure you'd want to hear that.
Seriously, I am amazed at how quickly he is catching on to speech. It seems like new words are popping up everyday. He's still struggling with certain consonant sounds, but his SLP has a theory about why that I'll be running by his pediatrician next week. But all in all, the progress has been awesome.
I love observing his SLP appointments. When something doesn't come easily, each new word, each step of progress feels like a huge victory. Sometimes I just want to shout, "Did you hear that world??? He just said cow!"
I'm proud of my boy.
Please remind me of that fact when I'm paged around 3 AM tonight. : )