Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Today Gabe reached a couple of milestones (aside from making the most messes he's made in one day....).
I've been trying to teach him sign language the last several weeks. I started with the sign for milk and have done it over and over. Most of the time he just looks at me like I'm nuts. I figured that he wasn't quite ready, but I kept trying from time to time. But this morning as I was getting him ready to eat he started doing the sign for milk - and he knew exactly what he was doing. I was so excited!
He also has started nodding yes. The first couple of times I couldn't tell if he was jamming to music, or nodding - he kind of nods with his whole upper body (really cute!). But tonight I said yes several different times and he nodded as I did it. I asked him if he wanted more (another sign I'm trying to teach him) and he nodded. I said, "Yes?" and he nodded again with the biggest smile like, "She gets it!". SO COOL!
Then to top it off tonight I was getting him ready for bed. He'd taken his bath and I was getting his jammies on. He started doing the sign for milk. I looked at him and asked him if he was ready for milk and he nodded!!! I'm communicating with my little guy - it's pretty awesome feeling.
So even when I'm exhausted from chasing him around - I am still so grateful for these little milestones that will keep me smiling.
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