Just when I thought things couldn't get any better, he put two more words together in the afternoon. He was signing "More" and so I asked him, "More what, Felix?" He then signed "More, Eat". He then beamed a huge smile when I went and got him a snack. He looked so satisfied that I had understood what he was telling me and he had got what he asked for. Isn't communication wonderful? I'm learning more and more that communication is so much more than just the spoken word.
In the last couple of days Felix has also learnt to point. A simple skill for most 'typical' children, one that is usually grasped well within the first year of life. It's something which has taken Felix a little bit longer. Until now, he has pressed buttons on toys with his thumb, or pointed out of the window with his whole hand. He has finally mastered the ability to point at things with his finger fully extended. I think he's quite pleased with his new skill too because he spent a lot of today getting our attention and then pointing to different things.
|Felix and his buddy, Jacob|
I'd like to wish our gorgeous son, Isaiah, a very happy 14th birthday today. Isaiah reads my blog every day and is such a strong supporter of Felix and others with Down Syndrome. He is such a wonderful big brother to Felix. We are so proud of you mate and love you so very much x x x