The word we all crave to hear, however for some randomly and quite cruel reason “Dada” always get’s there first. We did all of that uterine baking, the pain and so on and the Dads get all of that first-word limelight. I’d be lying if I wasn’t envious and with each of my five children I’ve had to listen to that first word, five times over and each one has been, can you guess? That’s right, “Dada” *rolls her eyes*. I’m not completely heartless, deep down I think it’s quite lovely for them to say Dada as their first word, but out of all five of mine I’ve had to wait for that precious word Mum, Mummy and/or Mama.

With Annabelle, my beautifully fifth & final child, she has made me wait the longest out of them all. Little monkey. But in this last week she has been saying “Mama!” when calling out for me or shouts “MAMAA!” as she runs up to me hug me as I’ve got home. Hearing it makes me smile, it makes my eyes well up and my heart strings get pulled.
It’s so so precious to me to hear that word, not only because her speech has always been a little delayed, but she’s made so much progress over this last few months and we’ve all been able to communicate so much better and quite frankly….it’s lovely.
But hearing that word “Mama” from my littlest bird is honestly the best sound in my life right now. The word Mama will evolve into Mum or Mummy so painfully soon, so the more she calls it out to me I am going to soak it up so deep into my heart that’ll it’ll stay there forever. Being her Mama is a total privilege, a joy and a complete honor because as frustrating, challenging and sickly sweet as she can be….I’m her Mama and nothing in this entire world can ever change that.

Do you get called Mama, Mum or Mummy? 



  1. 14/12/2015 / 11:13 AM

    Aw such a cute post! Sienna calls me ‘MaMa’ and I love it. Occasionally she calls me um or even worse.. Kerry! haha! I hate it! Little madame 🙂 xx

  2. 14/12/2015 / 12:25 PM

    Love this! I was a mummy till recently but mama has been used in the last few weeks and I love it, it also sounds less whiney haha! A few times mum but I’ve soon tried to get that to stop, it sounds too grown up coming from my toddlers mouth!

  3. 14/12/2015 / 12:29 PM

    Such a beautiful post! My little girl is all about the Dada, although she calls everything dada at the moment, and I strongly suspect she is saying dudu (dummy) instead, but he is adamant its dada.
    She does say muma too but usually only when upset or poorly, which is just lovely to feel needed. xx

  4. 14/12/2015 / 2:36 PM

    I think I was mummy very quickly after she first started saying mama. Dada was one of the first words along with dog lol. X

  5. 14/12/2015 / 2:45 PM

    I’m nearly 3 years old and I call my mummy ‘mummy’ it’s very cute. Occasionally I whine it though so can get a bit annoying for her 😉 I think she’ll be devastated if I start to call her ‘mum’ or ‘oi you’ 😉

  6. Another Bun
    14/12/2015 / 3:43 PM

    Oh I love when they call you Mama. I was super sad when my toddler went from calling me mama to mummy. Wee Bun has just started to say mama – hopefully she will continue for a good while!

  7. 14/12/2015 / 7:43 PM

    I’m a Mama…(except to my second child whose always called me Polly!)

  8. 15/12/2015 / 10:34 AM

    I’m still waiting to hear the word ‘mama’ from my little girl. My daughter is ALL about her daddy though, so I could be waiting a while…. xx

  9. 15/12/2015 / 6:33 PM

    This is a lovely post, I don’t have kids of my own so i can’t comment on that part 😛 x

  10. 15/12/2015 / 7:21 PM

    This is such a lovely post! My 18 month old is going through a clingy phase and calls me ‘mama’. It’s so lovely to hear especially as I know the only person he wants is me (and daddy occasionally!) My six year old has given up on calling me ‘mummy’ and now I’m just ‘mum’. Feel a bit peeved about that 😉

  11. 15/12/2015 / 11:42 PM

    This is super sweet, I certainly miss those important first words… I now get yelled ‘MUM’ endless times a day by my tweens! x

  12. 16/12/2015 / 5:50 PM

    It’s all ‘Dada Dada Dada’ here! Although when Rowan is really upset it’s ‘Mama’, well that’s what I hear anyway. Can’t wait for the day he shouts ‘Mama’ and means it

    Laura x

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