Parker's first word was duck. In fact, I do not think "mom" or "dad" were even his second word. They came about eventually, but not initially.
Sadly, SBG seems to be following that pattern. It seems her first communicative word is bottle.
She does not say it out right, instead she says, "BA! BA! BA!" with passion and zeal of a starving (although she is not starving) infant. When you actually show her a bottle the "BA! BA! BA!" reaches an even higher pitch and becomes some how more passionate- emphatic even.
When you take it away again, she furrows her little baby brow and questions, "BA? BA? BA?"
Also, and I know this is a stretch, but if you say, "Do you want a bottle?" She replies, "YEA!"
It's so cute to see her little tooth-free gums, puffy cheeks and sweet lips bob together in that BA motion. What is not so cute though is that she also realizes this elicits some reaction from all of us. We either laugh or hastily scramble over each other to GET. HER. THE. DAMN. BA BA BA.
So her first word, or semi-word, seems to be directly related to demanding food. Yikes.
This next bit should come as not surprise then.
The other day I was in the grocery store with both kiddos. At this particular store, if you are buying something, you are allowed to take 1 cookie from the bakery display. Parker LOVES this grocery store. He picked a chocolate chip cookie and asked me to "piecea half it."
I'm not sure where piecea half it came from.
I did as he asked and held the other half of the cookie in the hand attached to the arm that was wrapped around SBG.
Guess who ate her first chocolate chip cookie at 7 months and 2 days. Of course as soon as we got home I had to give her a BA! BA! BA! to wash it down.