I just spent a few days on business in Kansas City, MO, and I was sure that Sod’s law meant that I was going to miss something, and surely enough, on my final day in KC, I got a very excited text message with a video of Ellie, who said her first word. Marti managed to get Ellie to say “Dada”, which just melted my heart. She keeps repeating it, and it just destroys me. I can’t wait to see her in person when she wakes up in the morning and hear it for myself (hopefully she plays along!).