Emily is becoming quite the accomplished talker. She can say all sorts of things and name a lot of the things she loves: Daddy, Coco (as in Coconut the cat), Joy (the other cat), lights, shoes, Grandma. However, she still won't say Mama. I've tried and tried, but she doesn't see the need for a name for me since I always show up when she needs me. Sometimes when she doesn't need me.
Lately, she's taken to saying "Baba" when she sees and/or wants me. Part of me feels like this is her take on the "mmmm" sound. However, she also calls her snacks, water cup, and clothing "Baba." It might just be the word she likes saying.
But last night as I was laying her in bed she rolled over, half-asleep, reached out her little arms and said ever so softly "Mama."
My heart just about melted.