I've been a bit dubious that E's babbling has meant anything but my partner insisted that he knows da-da. "Nah, he's just making noise." then he asked him "Where's daddy?" and he turned to look at me! not just once but several times.
Wow, it's just the most amazing feeling. I don't know if everyone goes through the whole attachment worries but when you're waiting for your child it's like each day is a missed opportunity. I wondered does he know I'm his dad?
So this was such a relief and a mighty pull on the heart. All is right in the world.