Exciting new milestone

Ladies and Gentlemen,

After 9 months of intense work and lots of one-on-one time with my boy, my hard work has paid off. Goal accomplished. Pierce said his first official word the other day and we couldn't be prouder. That's right, at 13 months (9 months adjusted), we officially have a "talker." Ok, I understand what you're probably thinking--it's just one word. Maybe I am getting a little carried away, but when you understand all that he's had to overcome to get to this point it becomes a much bigger deal than "just one word."
Here's a video clip of the glorious moment!

I'd also like to add that it's only fair that after months spent together in extreme isolation, Pierce would say "mama" first... right, Nik?


  1. YAY!! Momma is the best word you can ever hear yet now that mine are 3 and 5, I'm ready to change my name. ;)

  2. that's awesome! just so you know, my non-preemie didn't say mama till 13 months, so you're doing GREAT!!!

  3. So awesome!! I don't know how I stumbled across your blog, but as a mama of a kiddo who had trouble with early milestones and speech development, I know how exciting those first words can be! :)