So my kid said her first word last week.
Yup, she did. I guess we’ve got a prodigy on our hands.
In the past week or so, Evalyn has really found her voice. She will spend hours and hours – more like minutes and minutes - cooing and oohing and gahhhhing.
She talks to me. She talks to her Daddy. She talks to the Christmas tree. Heck, I’ve even caught her talking to the wall a time or two. She has definitely acquired her mother’s gift of gab. And I couldn’t be more proud.
The other evening, Evalyn and I were chillin’ on my bed and she was babbling away like crazy.
I decided that her Nana would probably like to hear her chatter, so I gave her a call.
We got her voicemail so I said “Hi Nana. This is Eva. I just wanted to call and say hi”.
Then I said, “Evalyn talk to Nana”.
She responded by cooing and aahing.
I said “Evalyn say Hi to Nana”.
And that’s when she did it.
My 9.5 week old verbal genius said “HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII”.
And I nearly died. I could not believe it. I just started laughing so hard and hung up the phone. Because, well, you know, I didn’t actually expect her to say hi. But she did.
So you better believe that in her baby book on the “First and Favorites” page it’s going to say “First Word – 9.5 weeks – Hi”.
**My mom saved the message on her voicemail and I’m trying to figure out a way to record it somehow. If and when I do, I’ll definitely try to share it.