Rock has been saying a lot of things like "Papa," "Mama," "Uh-oh," etc. But, we haven't been quite sure if he's truly understood what he's saying. It seems that for him "Papa" means "pick me up" and "Mama" means "I'm hungry, feed me." But recently Rock learned a new word and he really knows what it means. BALL. He may not fully pronounce the L's and sometimes he pronounces it "A-ba" but he knows what he means when he says it and thus, we are officially considering it his first word.
Here is a (long) video of him trying to throw around the ball while Fix and Oliver watch and encourage. My apologies that he house is in total disarray -- we were watching all three of the Coleman grandchildren that evening. And thank you to Cousin Caleb and his parents for the fun ROCKET SCIENTIST shirt Rock is wearing.