Pin It Now! For awhile now Avery has been saying "mama" and "dada", then not too long ago she started saying "nana" and "papa" (all with meaning, saying them when someone walks into a room or when she wants someone). She's even said "hi" a couple of times. But I have been waiting for that true first word, a word with more than one consonant sound. Well, Monday she started saying "dog". I wasn't sure at first, she said it during the day so I was the only one home to hear it. But I swore I heard her say "dog" (sounds like "dag", but definitely has the /g/ at the end) and point when she saw the dogs after nap. That evening when Eric was home she said it again and he thought it was dog also. But what finally sealed the deal was when my parents were over on Wednesday night and my dad let the dogs in from outside, as they ran past, Avery pointed and said "dog". My dad looked at me and asked, "Did she just say dog?" Then when mom got there she did it again and mom asked the same thing.
So it's official, we have a first word and what a good one it is! We are such dog people that her saying dog for her first word is perfect! Before I know it she'll be talking me ear off!