Announcing…
May 03, 2010

Charlotte’s first word is HI!  In capital letters, with an exclamation point, and likely with a bright smile and a happy wave thrown in for kicks.

Everything else she says sounds like ba-ma-da-ra-ga-da-da-ba-la-me-fa-ma-de-wa, but HI! is not attached to any string of random syllables at all, it is its own entity.  And it began to happen just as I thought I could not possibly love her more.

I thought wrong.


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  1. By on May 03, 2010

    Love the bow and the teeth!

  2. By Laura on May 03, 2010

    Congratulations on baby’s first word!

  3. By on May 03, 2010

    Yay Charlotte!
    and you are # 15 BTW!!

  4. By on May 03, 2010

    Fabulous! And the Bow? LOVE IT :)

  5. By on May 03, 2010

    Way to go Charlotte! So exciting.

  6. By Megan R. on May 03, 2010

    That is such a big accomplishment…yay, and way to go Charlotte!  Can’t wait to hear a real word from my Peanut’s mouth!

  7. By Bethany on May 03, 2010

    holy cow! what an adorable bow. can it be possible she is getting cuter?!

  8. By Kimberly O'Rosky on May 03, 2010

    I can’t handle pictures like this :) She is just so darn cute.
    Super exciting!!!

  9. By Heidi on May 03, 2010

    How fun!

    And the bow made me smile.  Too cute!

  10. By Kate (This Place is Now a Home) on May 03, 2010

    Congrats (to both of you)! What a social little lady you’ve created :)

  11. By Tiffany on May 03, 2010

    That sprout of hair right there—- it just made my ute twinge. Problematic since we meet with the “Mister fixer” this week. lol.

  12. By on May 03, 2010

    Uterine Twinges—and I have not had a uterus since March of ‘86. Remember way back then? When a Dodge Dart was cache and short hair was in thanks to Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3? Before the Internets? and cell phones? and cloth diapers and baby wearing? In those days everyone carried their young ones in those enormous car/carrier seats with the handles-when was the last time we saw one of them in our ever-so-attached society?

    Sarah, you have The Best Baby Blog on the Web. hands Down. And every time you put the link to vote at the bottom of your post—I go Vote!!!

    You and Donald and Charlotte and the little ones still forthcoming brighten my day-every day. For that I thank you; so does our part-time charge: an adorable 20-month old who loves the pics of Charlotte that I use for desktop wallpaper.

  13. By Kirsten on May 03, 2010

    Oh my goodness, what a cute little toothy grin she has.

    “Hi, Charlotte!!“

  14. By on May 03, 2010

    Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. Cute. We need video of her saying ‘Hi!‘.

  15. By stephaine on May 03, 2010

    OMG THE BOW!! TOO CUTE.

  16. By on May 03, 2010

    super cute! and the little bow is amazing :)

  17. By Mary @ Parenthood on May 03, 2010

    I love the bow.  Does she try to take it out?  I’ve refrained from bows because I want to keep the hair and it seems like I can’t have both yet.  Sigh.

    And I have no idea what Elizabeth’s first word was (double sigh).

    But hi! is awesome. 

    PS I’m signing the petition for a video.

  18. By on May 03, 2010

    i voted ... and you are lucky number 13!  just had to share (and celebrate)!

  19. By Jess Sullivan on May 03, 2010

    Charlotte is just so beautiful. I can’t wait to share the same love for my own child (looks down at belly and tries to envision peanut) :)

  20. By Stephanie on May 03, 2010

    Hi is a great first word! Maybe she’ll be outgoing and love to chat with people!

  21. By Cynthia A on May 03, 2010

    Love her little bow and her cute teeth!!  Hi is a great word, I bet many more are to come soon!!

  22. By Tabitha (From Single to Married) on May 04, 2010

    That’s so cute, I love it!

  23. By beyond on May 05, 2010

    oh, look at those teethies. HI, charlotte!

  24. By TheFeministBreeder on May 05, 2010

    OMG. OMG.  CUTEST PICTURE EVER!!!

  25. By Adventures In Babywearing on May 05, 2010

    Absolutely ADORABLE!

    Steph

  26. By Dandy on May 06, 2010

    No way… she said her first word?!

    HI!


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