I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Saturday, February 17, 2007

He Did It! He Did It!

Alex did his first signs!!!

This morning he was playing just fine and then started having melt down. Both Jay and I thought me must be tired. Jay tried to get him to sleep, I tried to get him to sleep, and then I put him in his crib. (sometimes when he is really tired, the only way he will go to sleep is to be put in his crib) Nothing was working.

I got him back out of his crib, and was going to start rocking him again. As I sat down in the glider he signed (plain as day!!!) Milk - More - Milk. And his more was perfect!!!

I threw him at Jay (ok - maybe not a throw - but pretty close), ran into the kitchen, and made the quickest bottle ever.

Sure enough - he took the whole bottle, smiled up at me, and went back to playing - as happy as could be.

I'm still amazed that my 9 1/2 month old was able to tell me what he wanted!!!!! I'm SOOOOO happy!!!!!

(oh - and he's now cruising EVERYWHERE - and getting into EVERYTHING!!!)


Krystal said...

YAY Alex!!! He is BRILLIANT :) I perfect more is a lot to ask of a boy!!! Bray has a non-traditionl more sign, he looks like he is calling a T-O!!

ginger said...

Go Alex!!! You have a one smart cookie on your hands.

Debra said...

That is amazing. Kudos to Alex and his smart mommy!

Tricia said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!! GO, Alex, go! What a fabulous feeling!!!

I taught sign language to my daughter Victoria. When she was almost 12 months old, she made the sign for PAIN (or Ouch!), right next to her ear. She was not herself for the next day and I finally took her to the doctor.

Guess what? Victoria had an ear infection and she had already TOLD ME!

Go, Alex, Go!

The McKenzie Crew said...

too cool!

Go boy go!!


Natalie said...

That is so awesome! How amazing. What a smart little guy and a smart mommy to teach him how to sign.

nikki said...

That is one smart boy you have there!!! How awsome, you go Alex!!!

Mackenzie's Forever Family said...

Okay tell me all about this sign stuff. i want the video or book or whatever it is. AMAZING. He's a genius..


Crystal said...

OK--I have got to get the video and do this!!! That is so awesome and so rewarding when they can tell you!!! I get excited when I figure out what she wants by her cry --imagine if she could sign!!!! Your baby Alex is so so so smart!!!! :o)

Crystal said...

ps--I clicked out to soon!!--I am amazed by you Kim--that is awesome you taught him that--you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!