Alex called me mama yesterday. I know this sounds like a strange statement from the mother of a two year old, but up until now, Alex did not use ‘mama’ and ‘dada’ to mean me and Eric. Those were just sounds he babbled – “mamamamama’ & ‘dadadadada’. Yesterday Barb and Alex were waiting on the front porch for me. When I got out of the car, Alex said ‘mama’ and paused. Then ‘mama’ again. So for the very first time, he was addressing me instead of babbling.