-Noah is sitting!!
-Zeze is walking!!
-Zeze is eating with a spoon!!
-Kai is signing about 1/3 of the letters of the alphabet and can recognize ~90% of the letters when I sign them!!
-Kai is signing partial sentences "Want more food please." "Want socks and shoes please" etc.
-Noah signed "more eat" today for the first time! It was only last week that he signed "more" for the first time.
-Zeze can sign Ball, Eat, More, Cat, Water, All Done, Mine, and an occasional Banana. He is also saying, Dada, Mama, Cat, Ball, Nap, Juice and Get.
(Oh, we're all learning sign language since often kids with Down Syndrome take a long time to learn to speak even though they can sign much earlier. Zeze and Kai are absorbing the Signing Time videos like sponges which is a surprising bonus!)
-Kai is both spelling and reading many words like, dog, cat, mom, dad, ball, water, truck, cake, milk, malakai, pot, hat, car, book, spell, stop, go, apple, etc. It's amazing. He just keeps asking me to spell different words or to sign/spell them.
-Kai is getting more comfortable at school and for the first time has initiated conversation with his teacher and a friend...he talks a lot at home, but at school he'll only answer questions and not initiate anything.
Last week I was so discouraged because we'd all been in the same place for months. I thought that Noah would never learn to sit by himself and that Zeze would never stop crawling and Kai would never develop at school etc. Turns out we just need a week or two of being healthy and not being in the hospital for us all to flourish!
This is Noah SITTING by himself playing the piano!!