Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ma. Mama. Mum. Mom. Momma. Mommy.

Emerson is going through what can only be called a verbal explosion. She is like a parrot, and not only repeats everything we say, but remembers things too.

For example, I asked her what she thought about a particular baby name for her sister while rubbing my belly. I said the name a few times. She repeated it. And now she comes up to my belly and calls it "baby" and "That name." I'm not going to say the name because it's no longer in consideration so I don't want you to get attached to it. But now I know that you can't assign a name to something unless you want it to stick.

I also love her interpretation of certain words. She calls Aunt Mackenzie "Kiki." She calls broccoli "Bockley." Toodles is affectionately known as "Oh Too!"

But the best word ever??? She has gone from calling me "Mama" to "Mommy." I don't know why, but it makes me want to cry. I'm someone's Mommy. It's no longer just the easiest sounds that she can put together. No. She sees me and says "Hi mommy!"

I'm a mommy. Sigh. I love that girl more than she will ever know.

And I promise it sounds way cuter than this:


  1. That Family Guy thing cracks me up! Hearing your baby say mama the first time is so amazing! I can't imagine what it's like to hear "mommy" it sounds so grown up! :(

  2. Elena has just started calling me Mommy. It kills my mama heart each and every time. I don't think I will ever tire of hearing her say it. It's too funny that you posted the Family Guy clip- my husband loves FG amd I always think of this episode and immitate it. Lol.

  3. As soon as I read your post title I thought of that Family Guy clip, too funny!

  4. YES! Josh and I do that family guy routine to each other ALL THE TIME. It seems like sometimes that's the only thing we hear in our house. Love it :)