Three simple words that mean so much. Accomplishments that are celebrated and cherished. All the simple little things and the big things too. First smiles, first steps, first words. Things we used to take for granted and never will again.For every infant and toddler tee purchased (retailing at $21 in honor of Trisomy 21), Jennifer will buy a copy of the new book Gifts 2, sign the inside cover with the name and/or blog of the child who the tee was purchased for, and donate the book to a local hospital, genetic counselor's office or pediatrician's office in Sacramento, California.
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I did it!
Matthew is going to be 23 months old in the first week of September. Here are his latest i-did-its:
1. He can crawl (backwards) down a flight of stairs, needing assistance only 20% of the time, under 101% supervision. Crawling up the stairs was much easier for him and he's been doing that for several months now.
2. Using more speech sounds (aa, oo, da, la, ba, ma, wa, guh) interchangeably and in a continuous string (da-ba-ba-ma-wa) in his babble. He used to only say dadada, lalala, aa, and oo, each speech sound by itself. His receptive language is very good. It's his expressive language that has us wondering if he has apraxia of speech.
3. His latest signs are water, hat and please.
4. If I ask him "Where are your shoes?", he'll sign shoes and head straight to them by the front door.
5. Playing with the shape sorter last night, he purposefully put the circle piece in the slot for the circle and the triangle piece in the slot for the triangle. He did this two times! I wish I got the look of excitement on his face on camera. It was priceless!
What are your kids' latest i-did-its? Do share!