I want to keep posting fun things about Madeleine’s growth and development – aside from all the “C” talk. So, here is a more fun, lighthearted post than we’ve seen in the past week.
For the last couple of months, we’ve been using basic sign language with Madeleine. Words like “More” “all done” “Mommy” “Daddy” “water” etc. We tend to use “more” a lot, mostly when I’m feeding her. While we were at the doctor on Friday and the nutritionist was in the room with us, she said “I think Madeleine is signing ‘more’ to you!” I was feeding her some lunch and she took her thumb and was tapping it against her open palm on the other hand. The nutritionist has deaf parents and said she has seen a few kids sign “more” the way Madeleine was tapping her thumb to her palm, because they can’t quite coordinate well enough to do what you see in the above picture. Alex and I had noticed this funny new thing she was doing, but thought it was just further fascination with her thumb.
So, while I was feeding her, she would sign more and then I would feed her and then she would clap. A very obvious clap, and very obviously different from “more”. I think my baby girl has figured out how to sign her first sign to us!! Now I just have to teach her other signs, but we’re on our way!
I have also taught her to high five in the last week, which is darling. And she occasionally throws both arms up with her palms to the sky in an “uh oh” pose. Hehehe. This is really really darling. She has started imitating us as well. If I stick my tongue out and run it back and forth across my upper lip, she does the same. Bwahaha!! We have fun little imitation time in this house lately.