That's right, folks...E-Z said his first (intentional, intelligible) word! He's been babbling for months now, saying long strings of mamamamamamamas and dadadadadadadas and babababababas. I feel like he's said a few things here & there but I'm never 100% sure that he means it...
But last night, he looked at me, put his arms out for me and said very clearly, "Mama! Mama!"
And I promptly melted.
Earlier that same day, he also signed "dog" for the first time, also intentionally & intelligibly :) He's highly proficient at signing "milk," and has his own bastardized version of "all done." He also tries mimicking me when I sign "mama," but his thumb always goes straight to his mouth instead ;-) He recognizes "diaper", "more", "water" and "food" as well, but doesn't sign them yet.
Here's a picture I snapped of him last night...while he should have been sleeping. Notice all the toys around him and the general awake-ness. Kid doesn't like to sleep during normal hours.
But he still said Mama ;-)