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The meaning of “Mama.”

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in baby saying mama, baby saying mama and dada, baby's first word, mama and dada, new mom | 10 comments

I recently told you all about the touching way in which Ryan said his first words, “Hi Dada,” the day after Father’s Day. As you might imagine, I have made it my mission in life since then to get him to look me square in the eye and say “Hi Mama.” I’d even settle for just “Mama.” Or “Ma.” Well, he...

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Hi Dada.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in babies and talking, baby milestones, baby's first word, fathers day, pennsylvania | 18 comments

My kid said that.  He’s never said anything before, so it was kind of a big deal. It was the day after Father’s Day, our last morning in Pennsylvania. We all sat around the kitchen, drinking coffee and chatting while my father-in-law fed Ryan some bananas.  Once in a while, Ryan would glance at me and smile. Cuz he is just that cute. And I’d grin back and...

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