Naively, I assumed my baby's first word would be "mama." After all, I was her favorite person and shamelessly repeated the word a dozen times a day, just to be sure. So when her first word was "kitty" it's safe to say I was a tad disappointed. I guess the chances your baby's first word will be "mama" are essentially a crap shoot, but trying to coax that word from their sweet little mouths is worth the effort, right? And what if their first word is somehow predetermined? To find out what the stars had to say, I consulted a few astrology websites about my baby's first words because, well, you never know.
Much to my surprise (and delight), the stars are pretty darn accurate. I learned that some sun signs are more likely to be attached to their mommies than others, and perhaps more likely to say "mama" when it comes time to communicate with the world. Like my Scorpio son, for instance. According to Horoscope.com, Scorpio kids can be a bit needy and, as a result, want to be held constantly. I held my son all the damn time and, well, his first word was "mama." My youngest is an Aquarius, which means that he can be shy with people he doesn't trust. His first word was also "mama," which wasn't surprising since I was the person he trusted most. And my daughter? Well, as a Gemini Astrology Zodiac Signs notes that she's likely to be curious, adventurous, and talkative, and all of these things are totally true. I'm convinced that her first word was "kitty" not because she loved the cat more than me, but because she was trying to tell me all about some adventure she had following our cat around the living room.
In the case of my kids' personalities, the Zodiac seems to be pretty damn accurate. To find out what the stars have to say about your own baby's first word, and most importantly, if it's going to be, "mama," read on: