Sweet Thing has hit a bunch of milestones lately, including going from a sitting position to her knees, learning to wave, cutting her 1st tooth and her 2nd a few weeks later, her first word DADA, and now her first sign MORE.
We only just started signing less than a week ago, so this is extremely exciting. I haven't had a real good chance to read the book, so I personally don't know very many signs. But "MORE" is the sign I have been using the most, I use it after each cheerio and after a few bites of whatever is in her bowl.
This morning she got chunky-apple-saucy-something-er-other (some sort of cross between a puree and chunks of apple). Apparently she loved it because she signed for more after each bite. Of course the sign was not perfect. For those of you who don't know the sign its kinda like when you make your hand look like the beak of a bird (or someone yapping) with both hands and you touch them together like they are kissing. That is the sign for "MORE". So Sweet Thing's version was kind of just putting her hands together.
And how I know that she was actually signing and not just playing? She never puts her hands together unless she is switching toys to the other hand. So to me it was pretty obvious. Of course I called Sweet Husband as soon as I saw her doing it. I think it's important for him to feel included in the excitement even if he isn't there at the exact moment. I think hearing the excitement in my voice over the phone, is the next best thing.
I'm so tossed up about my feelings. I'm so ecstatic when Sweet Thing learns something new, like to make noise when you tap her mouth or to pick up a cheerio with her forefinger and thumb, yet at the same time, It's also sad. She isn't a tiny baby anymore who sleeps through everything. She doesn't need me to put my hand under her head when I pick her up. She's getting so big and its absolutely amazing to see her grow and learn. I love seeing her bright eyes every morning ready for the day.
It's the greatest accomplishment to see something you've created do such amazing things.
I feel the most overwhelming love when I look at that Sweet little girl.