I have been trying to get Alice to say "Mama" for quite some time. As the way things are progressing, I imagine it will still be quite some time before she utters anything that sounds close to that. This afternoon, while we were heading to the sitters, Alice and I had this "conversation":
*Not actually verbatim
A: pause... "Dada"
A: "Daddy" (or so it sounded like Daddy)
A: chuckle "Dadda"
M: laugh "Mamma"
And so on and on it went, for almost the remainder of our ride. Sometimes I would start it back up, and other times she would. Things just don't get better than this!