Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Magic Word!

Today as we were finishing up lunch, Jack shocked us both when he said the magic word we have been waiting to hear.... MAMA! Michelle and I were cleaning up our lunch stuff when Jack just started repeating MAMA over and over out of the blue. We had been working on this with him, but up until today he had just stared at us like we were asking him to recite Tolstoy or something. Mommy had a smile on her face that was powered by her heart. She looked so proud of our little guy! For about the next 10 minutes, the three of us just kept saying "MAMA, MAMA , MAMA..." to each other. This was a great day for us, and especially for Mommy. She had been wanting to hear this, and for it to come out of the blue like that was great. We still aren't quite sure that Jack really knows who "Mama" is yet, but tonight while I was reading to him, he reached out his arms towards Michelle who was in the kitchen and said "Mama" once. We are making strides!

Tomorrow we meet with an opthamologist who will advise us about Jack's Strabismus. Jack is not a fan of doctors, so we expect him to be in full throat for the appointment.

We usually don't let Jack run around in his diaper, but we were getting a kick out of his excitement after lunch....

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8 comments:

  1. Yeah.....that is so exciting for him to say Mama!!!! When we were in Vlad on our 1st trip....our little guy getting babbling...da da da and I kept saying Mama...mama...mama... I know he was not referring to daddy as da da but all I wanted to hear was mama!!! I am sure today will be a day that you...Michelle...will never forget!!! Very exciting!!! Good luck with the doctors...keep us updated!!

    Tracey

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  2. I just grabbed Kevin and we watched the video together :) SO CUTE!

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  3. Too cute! He is just so adorable!

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  4. That's great! Marilyn and I liked the video, he's going to wear the name MAMA out but I'm sure Michelle doesn't mind!

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  5. Brought tears to my eyes for you! Congrats!

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  6. Great video, he's so darn cute! Miss you guys, Kenny and Gloria

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  7. Isn't it just so wonderful to hear that word? I now can't wait now for the words "I love you" to be attached to it....

    Love all the pics...Jack is just so precious!

    ~Laura

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  8. i love how he's obsessed with saying mama, its adorable! also really nice to see no attachment issues

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