Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I'm Changing my name to Dada. Or Car.

Nolan has begun babbling. We officially have a consonant!! After all the work with "mamama" and "mmmmm," we finally have.... "dada!" Argh. I was really, really hoping for a mama first this time around! Nolan tends to be quiet most of the time, but when he decides to make noise, let's just say LOUD is an understatement. "AHHHHHHHHHHHHH DADADAAAAAADA" at maximum volume is heard until he tires of his own voice. And I love every second of it.

Since Matthew is talking more and more, I was hoping to finally (after 27 months) get a "mama" out of him. No dice. He can say "help," "two," and "my dad," but not mama. At bedtime two nights ago, Dennis told Matt to say goodnight to me. He came up, gave me a kiss, waved, and then said, "bye car!" He likes cars a lot, so I consider it a compliment. I'm still pining for a "mama," though!


Anonymous said...

Darling photo!!

Nolan is babbling! Fantastic!

I have a friend whose 3 year old calls her "girl" or "woman", but has never uttered the word mom.

I know your pain, I'm still waiting too.

Mommy-fied said...

My son started calling mommy only at about 2 and half. He'd call dada but no mama. I know how that feels!

Later when he could call me mommy, he almost drove me nuts at times. "Mommy, mommy, mommy!" But I'd never trade it for anything else.

Now I'm waiting for him to drive me nuts with "why?"

Val said...

how cute...Gage's first word was shoe...go figure. I enjoyed the days when I was called "Mamma" not at age seven and four I have to remind them of my preferred name instead of the usual "Val" I get. It was cute at first, now I realilze I've worked too hard NOT to be called Mamma!

Val said...

Typo: I meant NOW at age seven and four.