This past week Ella began saying her very first word. Dog. She said it the first time on Sunday when I was walking to our car with her in my arm, and she saw a dog in the parking lot. She pointed and said what sounded like “Doh.” It was super cute. And she said it over and over again and pointed until we got loaded up in the car and left. And now we can ask her to say it and she will, and also will spot a dog (or what she thinks is a dog) and say “Doh.”
I suppose if I’m super accurate, I’d have to say “no” was her first word, because she did technically say that first. But I’m not counting that one, because she’s been shaking her head no for like 3 months now. Ha. Actually the other day I was in the bathroom getting ready and I heard her feet pitter pattering down the hallway. She came in and went all the way around to the trash can, pointed and said “no!” Haha.
So I’m calling it – dog is the official first word 🙂 At 15 months.
Here is a video of her saying it that first day in the parking lot. Its a really bad shot because I was holding her and trying to get it recorded in a hurry cause my arm was killing me from walking with her so far. She is getting heavy! Also you’ll have to ignore the siren in the background through the whole thing…
And then here is the best clip ever. She says it again in this one, this is like a week later and we were playing at home waiting for daddy to arrive from work.