I always wonder what to count as first words / when. She started saying Mama at about 8 ½ months and Dada about a week later – but sometimes they are just sounds that she enjoys. Sometimes to comical ends – like when she’s happily nursing away and then pulls off and looks up at me to joyfully squeal – “Daddy!”
She also sometimes says hi / dog / book / out / hot / cold / up, but I’m not sure there’s so much rhyme or reason… The latest word, though, is a doozy. This weekend she started saying “poop!” At first I thought it was Pope (man, are we that religious? I didn’t think so…), but soon realized my error. The funnier part was – upon checking her diaper, she was right! She woke up from her nap later and over the intercom we heard – poop! And yup, there you have it – another dirty diaper. Of course she also says it when she’s not dirty and doesn’t always say it when she is (possibly because our amusement at her verbalization there just delights her!), but thank goodness we really have the basics of vocabulary down… I’m working on transcendentalism with her next week.
What were your child’s first words? And what were the funny early words?