Friday, October 5, 2012
The Word You've Longed To Hear
Yesterday was one of those days. You know the ones when you have a long list of things you have to get done and you have no patience for the little boss who is very demanding. I had a lot to do and Xavier and I were just not working well together. He was fussy and cranky (apparently life as a baby is very hard) and I was frazzled and already had too much to do and too little time to do it in. We usually are in a good sync together but not all the time. I usually sit him down and say "Mommy loves you and I know you love mommy but we need some space from each other today because we are driving each other crazy". I honestly think there are just some times when we see each other too much and we both need a change of scenery.
Xavier also has always been a "chatty" baby, since the minute he was born. He is constantly babbling all the time. I do not usually mind it but lately he gets on one sound and repeats it over and over. That all day long starts to drive a mom nuts. Yesterday it was "mmmmm" ALL DAY! "MMMMMM" Loud and soft, over and over constantly. I turned our radio up a little louder yesterday. At about 5 o'clock I was at my wits end. Nick was not going to be able to take Xavier until 6 o'clock and I was trying to get dinner and stuff done and I put Xavier in his jumperoo. He looked up at me and SAID "MMMM...MaMa!" That's was it, my heart melted and I was so excited that he said it! Of course he only said it once even after I kept coaxing to hear it again. (Yes, I know I will hear it constantly for a long time I should take the one and be happy). I had prepared myself that his first word would be dada. As everyone informed me they say that first. He has already said "hi" and "hey" but just in a slew of babbling. To actually look at me and say "mama" was really neat to hear. It is a great feeling to know that your hard work is paying off and you are getting rewarded. It really is moments like those that get you through the tough days, it revitalizes me and makes me more excited then ever to be a mom.
I had figured that I would not hear "mama" again for a while. I was the only one to hear it so I was a little disappointed Nick had not heard him say it. Later that night Nick was watching Xavier while I was going out with the girls. He told me "Someone is saying mama a lot". I was excited not only that Nick also heard it but that Xavier said it because he missed me.