When I pictured a child saying the words “mama” for the first time I imagined my child would look at me, arms raised and lovingly say “mama” followed by a choir of angels singing something like this: (ok not really but you catch my drift) What I didn’t imagine is that it would happen like this:
I’m sitting at my computer going over how much it’s going to cost us to get certified copies of our birth certificates (our adoption agency kept ours) and Anaiah is fussing. I know she’s hungry so I stop what I’m doing and go grab a banana to cut up for her. AT this point her “fussing” starts to turn into yelling….”YELL.”…. pause…..”YELL” …pause… so at this point I say out loud “ok now she’s just yelling at me” (I wish I had recorded it). My husband then comes out of his office and say’s “sweet heart she’s yelling “mama, you can’t hear it?” So I stop and listen and I’ll be darned! She was! Mind you she was yelling “MAMA!!!” (which sounded more like “UMA! UMA!”) It was a demanding yell like “SLAVE GET ME BY BANANA”.
Ok so Anaiah has said “mama” twice before when she was sick (around 5-6 month’s old) but have never said it regularly before now. On a more serious note it was still sweet. Even if she was yelling at me because I dared to leave the room.