It took almost two and a half years, but we’ve finally reached one of the most significant milestones of parenthood: Justin calls me “mama”!
Trust me, this is a big deal. Justin was very slow to talk at all, and even once he got started he just never got around to having a name for me. He’s been calling Chris “dada” for months, but he would just go silent when someone asked him who I was. But this past Saturday (a date I will remember until I die) he looked at me and said “mama” like it was so obvious it hardly needed to be said. I almost fell over. Now he says it all the time, and every time I hear it my heart just sings. I’m a mama!