Well, hello there!
Samantha Jones didn’t expect her adorable 2-month-old baby Christian to respond when she cooed at him.
But he did.
In an incredible moment captured on video, Christian looks at his mom – thumb in mouth – and quietly says, “Hello!”
“I couldn’t believe it,” Samantha, 19, tells PEOPLE of her son’s first word. “I was like, ‘No way, you did not just do that.’ ”
Samantha, who lives with her husband Dylan in Jackson, Michigan, was sending a Snapchat to her friend when it happened.
“Snapchats are only 10 seconds, and it happened at the end, I was just hoping he would smile or laugh or do something baby-like,” she says. “But you can clearly see his mouth form the word and he says it exactly how I say it!”
“Like he was mimicking me.”
Samantha says Christian is a “very smart baby,” so his “hello” didn’t completely shock her.
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“He loves to copycat everything I do,” she says. “He’s so smart and special. He’s very conservative and curious about the world around him.”
The new parents say they’re expecting more words to follow soon.
“No doubt,” says Samantha. “This ‘hello’ was the first, but there’s more to come.”