Nope, I'm not talking about foreign language lessons or anything like that. Just wondering what the first words your children learned to say. Not what you think the gobblety-goop they just mumbled meant, but what they said on purpose.
Dozer's first word was "mommy"-- usually with a tear-stained, crying face. He then moved on to "Yeah", a very clear and happy "Daddy!" and "Choo-choooooo" whenever he'd see a toy train (Thomas fanatics here so there are lots of those around).
I still don't think it's fair that "mommy" is still only said when he's upset and "daddy" is always, always in a very happy, cheery voice! The good thing is that he wakes up happy and yelling daddy, so dh will hop right out of bed to get him. :-) Really, who could resist such a sweet wake-up call like that? And it gives me just a few more minutes in bed!
Anyhow, that's the extent of my 17 month old's vocabulary. The pedi commented at his check up a few months ago that he's developed well in every area but we need to work on speech. Uhhhh...okay.... He's a baby! And we do talk to him and read on occasion (occasionally read to him, not occasionally talk to him), but you know what? He just didn't like books until a couple of weeks ago (and even now only for a minute or two!)....soooo....there!.... I better stop before I get pathetically defensive and mean.
Anyhow, back to the old question: What were your child's first words?