Today is a day we will celebrate forever in our family. August 26, 2016. You can celebrate it too.
On this day, Cora said "Cora" clear as a bell for the first time ever.
Cora, not Coe-wuh. I fell over, literally. And then I cried, and laughed and cried and laughed and cried. We had a big celebratory hug. And then I cried all the way to work.
She did it!!! SHE DID IT!!!
The weird weight of naming her a name she couldn't say was instantly lifted.
SHE DID IT!
And in writing this, after she's tucked into bed on this new celebration day, I'm crying again. This is superstar, ultimate, highest achieving status.
SHE DID IT!!!
Cora, Cora Cora!
I still need to check in to see how "Grace" is coming along (her full name is Cora Adeline Grace), but dang it, she can say Cora!!