That's right, Pumpkin said his first word! Of course it was "mama" (see, those hours of practicing were not wasted!)
He had been saying "mama" or "mamamamama" for a while now but never in a context where I felt like he was actually talking about me. However, on Sunday he was playing with Daddy and saw me walk down the hall and into another room. He started crawling down the hall looking for me and very distinctly said "mama!"
The next day, I picked him up out of his crib after his now normal non-nap (the morning nap is apparently rather passé now...) and laid him down on the bed for a diaper change. He was sweetly holding the sides of my face when he again said "mama." Awwww...it just melts my heart!