He has been "saying" "dadadadada" since he was 5 months old.
But since he never has said "ma-ma" or "da-da" and looked anywhere in our directions, we didn't count either as first words.
This morning however, our little sweetheart sat between us on the bed, happy that his family had been reunited in his home, looked at me and said "ma-ma, da-da" as if to tell me, he was finally home.
Garren and I decided to both claim our "names" as first words together. It was a precious moment. Tobias just beamed, and we just beamed, and it was a wonderful memory.
I still remember when Gracie said her first word. She said "ma-ma" while we sat on the asphalt in our apartment's parking lot watching daddy change the oil in the car. I remember that I screamed so loud with excitement it made her cry!
Since I was blogging by then, I was able to make an entry when Thomas said his first word, which also happened to be "ma-ma."
****Hmmm, Gracie was 7 months, Thomas was 5 months, and Tobias was 7 months at his first word--interesting***
While we are talking about sounds, here's a chart of where Tobias is at 7 months.