Then there's our's Eli. Eli's the only one who uses words. -But, not always. He has to be prompted to use them. Otherwise he uses his signing or he gestures. Which is okay, but we like him to use his words. His words for the most part aren't always understandable by the general audience..but here at home, he's perfectly understood. The weird part is Eli won't..not ever, talk outside of our home if he's around anyone he doesn't know (or if someone he doesn't know is in our home he's quiet). When he's not talking for a purpose he kinda just babbles through out his day, like during his playing and so on. :)
And then there's our Little Mister..
Last night Levi "talked" to me and it left me in awe of my little boy whose finally learning how to communicate what he wants.
Last night Levi was sitting on the edge of our bed when reached out for my hand and he slid himself off the side to a standing position. Nothing new..he does this all this time. But this time he reached for my other hand so that he was standing in front of me, facing away from me. Then he took about 4 steps (with my support) and lead me to our bath tub. He let go of my hands and balanced himself using the tub as his support. So I asked him, "You want to take a bath, buddy?" and he leaned in with one hand still supporting himself and the other stretched out toward the spicket. It was really cool! Levi lOVES the water! He loves his baths and it's one area that he's done a lot of work on his own and has just lead me to follow. So Levi took a bath last night. (his second one for the day)
He does his amazing "exercising" over and over while in the tub. I doesn't look like much, but for him it's taken a lot of work. It's his sit up's. :)
It started with me laying him back cupped in my arms. Then I'd sit him back up, wash him and then lean him back again for his rinse.
He likes the feel of being surrounded by the water. He'll lay his arms down at his sides and just relax. He kinda sloshes his feet from side to side. And this is what Levi's learned to do now all on his own.
Check out all that happy coming through! He's so proud of himself and he totally should be. I love this killer smile!!
After he's sloshed around a bit, laughed a bit, he'll pull himself back up -all by himself- to a sitting position..and start all over again.
Levi The Conquer is amazing!