IMG_3861Ma-ma!  Ma-ma!  Yesterday, for the first time, Catherine demonstrated full, undeniable command of the word mama.  She’s used it plenty of times before, but yesterday it really seemed to click for her that she could call me by name and I’d come running.

IMG_3838So I heard it all day.  Sitting on her playmat, she’d get tired of playing, look directly at me, and yell “mama!”  Waking up from her nap, I’d hear her wail “maaaa-maaaa!”  Done with the high chair, she reached for me and cried “ma-ma.”  It’s the coolest thing to hear her look at me, say “mama!” and smile because she knows that’s who I am.