A few weeks ago, I (wrongfully) declared Bud's first word to be "hi!" She didn't say her first word today either, but she did- out of nowhere- begin repeating syllables, which I understand is a milestone on the vocal development time line. Apparently, Newmommy and Bud were leaving a friend's house when Bud started giggling. When she was finished, she started repeating "da da da da, ba, ba, ba, ba" and continued until about half an hour ago when I put her to sleep.
At about 5pm, Newmommy calls me, puts Bud on the phone, and all I hear is "da da da." It made my day.
And now, da da da is going to go root-root-root for da-da-da-troit.