Monday, April 7, 2008

The Sweetest Sound

Today marked a milestone.  Jon put Gwen in bed with me this morning before he left for work.  While we were all snuggled up Gwen looked at me and said, "mama".  I almost started to cry.  It has been rumored that she has uttered this word before but I had never heard it.  She has said "dadda" for months and it is so sweet.  Whenever she hears the garage door opening she gets a big grin on her face and says, "dadda dadda dadda" anxiously waiting for him to walk through the door.  I know that it has nothing to do with love and everything to do with speech development but boy did I want to hear "mama".  Every day I would put her hand on her chest and would say, "gwen" and then I would put her hand on me and say, "mama".  I guess those adorable, chubby little lips were finally ready to make the "m" sound.  I have to think there is no sweeter sound than your little one saying mama.