Friday, January 4, 2008

Signing and Playing

John is still doing well. Actually today he seems to be fighting a bit of a cold, but since we seem to be sharing one around it looks like it might be his and Mark's turn. This evening after supper we put in the first of the Signed Exact English lessons and he LOVED it, sat on dad's lap and made most of the 50 signs with the lady and with us and we're holding out great hope that this will help us help him become a better expressive communicator. He is thrilled to sign all the 'Amens' in devotions in the morning and and at church, so today we started helping him learn 'Thanks be to God' and in the morning we are going to add the First Commandment and continue to work on it with him until he has it. At this point he's a sponge, eager to learn anything and so we figured we might as well fill it up with useful stuff. I looked up his growth chart today and when we took him to Omaha he was 32 inches long, so he's grown a full 3 inches since the end of August - WOW! No wonder he's looking tall to us, even though we know he's still pretty Hobbit sized compared to the rest of the world. I also came across the picture of his surgery, it's obviously pretty graphic so I'm figuring out how I can post it so that those who want to see can and those that don't won't accidentally have to, I'll let you know when I figure that out.

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