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May 20th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Jonah still only does "all done" after I do it. I show him his bowl and I say "look Jonah, it's all done! We're all done!" Then he does the sign, and I get a rag and say "Yes, we're all done!" and he does it again then I wash his face. It's kind of become a game for him, like peek-a-boo. What's interesting to me is that he's started to change the way he does the sign. Here is him doing the sign a couple weeks ago. He just kind of stuck his hands up and wiggled them all around. This is after we were done painting, I was telling him that we were done. If I do the sign, he usually does it back

This is him doing the sign yesterday, and how he's been doing it the last couple days. He sticks one hand straight up in the air and waves it almost frantically. He thinks it's the funniest thing. I noticed he also ALWAYS hits the high chair tray after he signs it.

very odd. The only thing that I can think of, is maybe I did it with my hands full a couple of times, and only used one hand to say all done. That is possible; a lot of times if I am signing and have my hands full, a two handed sign becomes a one handed sign.

We've also begun playing "How big is Jonah???" and then he sticks his arms straight up in the air to say "SOOO BIG!" so I am pretty sure that is why he sticks it up so high like that. He doesn't really have the chance to tell me that he's all done yet; he still eats controlled portions of baby food. I'm sure he'll start saying it on his own when he starts getting meals. Right now I'm sure that signing "all done" does resemble the "so big" game from his point of view

I just wanted to share. I thought it was interesting that he completely changed the sign

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May 20th, 2009, 03:14 PM
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Umm, how cute is he?!
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May 20th, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Thanks Yeah, sometimes I can't stand it when he smiles like that, because it's just too adorable. I have to think that though, I'm his mommy LOL

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May 21st, 2009, 11:09 AM
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His smile is so very adorable! Our two-handed signs often end up one-handed too.
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May 25th, 2009, 11:46 AM
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Babies are often so spongy they will copy anything you sign back. If you notice he keeps signing one handed for a sign that requires 2 hand sign, keep using both hands to sign back naturally he will figure it out.

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