This week, when my parents were reading to me, I started babbling and moving my arms around animatedly in response. One of the books my mama likes to read to me is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear". Yesterday,. I tried to say "Bear" and "Blue". My parents were in disbelief and are half convinced this was a fluke. But isn't language mimicry anyways? Maybe I can do this again to convince them. I like the books. Keep the books coming, folks! I like them, especially the board books. I dont grab or reach for things yet and I dont have a high pitched scream like my friend Uma yet, but I am sure I will get there soon.
I had some interest in Fuzzy for the first time and really looked at him. I am not yet sure what he is or what he does, but he looked back at me. I also have crazy arms and they fly all over the place when I get excited. My parents find this very cute in the daytime, but at night when they want me to sleep, the arms take control. I hit my mama in the face alot and then I hit myself in the face and I cry. My parents have tried to swaddle me but I hate getting in that Miracle blanket. Yes, I really hate it. So, my mama ordered a SwaddleMe sleep blanket that pins my arms down with velcro flaps and they are hoping that it helps me sleep longer. We will see.
My parents have started signing to me using the SigningSmart program. They only use 8 signs right now and will only use those 8 until I can copy them which might be months from now. I tried copying the sign for milk that mama was using. They said it will be easier for me when I can sit up on my own.
I like snuggling next to my parents when I am in their arms and I like falling asleep there. Unfortunately, my mama and I are trying to recover from an infection and this is very difficult for us both. More gentian violet in my future. Papa and mama are disinfecting everything. They do laundry daily. But I have hope.