And in the past week we've had 2 big somethings new.
First, Maya said Mommy. As you may imagine, hearing it after 4.5 years is a pretty sweet sound. Prior to this she could say "Mama" (and "Daddy"---of course that came first, because she adores her daddy) but not Mommy. Suddenly, a weekish ago, her mouth just . . . cooperated.
They had a field trip to Santaland that day.
Second, she can spell her name, which is pretty great. It's another indication that reading and writing will come, which is simply invaluable for a kid who won't be able to speak so clearly for a while. All the cool kids text instead of talking anyway, right? (She needs some scaffolding with her name still, but it will come independently, soon I think.)
And, just so that we keep things balanced, here's a picture of Will that I took this morning :)
11.5 weeks old, making his own progress during tummy time.