SHE DID IT!!!!! YAY!!!!!
At 21 months my gorgeous little girl is now standing on her own!!! Hooray!
Doesn't she know that she has done something special?
SO ... I raced out and got an easel even though we have absoltuely nowhere to put it in our tiny home ...
I have started doing the Hanen programme - for communication with children experiencing a communication delay. It has been good so far. I am having some trouble classifying Hannah's communication style though as at first I thought she was more like a 'reluctant' communicater but she is very enthusiastic in her responses - now I am considering 'sociable' communicator - I think it is more that it is hard for her to initiate more often with Kit and I going a hundred miles an hour all the time so the poor darling actually does pretty well I think!
Case in point - I have been noticing her initiating activities - just in the past two days - she began a game of 'throw the plastic Nemo' in the bath to Kit (and a healthy game of catch ensued) and 'chase Kit around the tub' - so perhaps Kit and I need to give her more of a chance to initiate and her social communication style might get a chance to shine!
Have been 'owling' furiously and letting her lead with great results - it is good because it makes you stop and notice how you and the little ones communicate. We are due for a video feedback session which of course I am dreading - I have to think of an activity that will enable Hannah to strut her very respectable vocab of at least 50 words/signs - I am thinking of a book - she LOVES Where is the Green Sheep? - or perhaps the felt board that came as part of the easel as it was a huge hit tonight - we'll have to practise a bit more though I think.
The twins had a day at home with Dad recently - he (their father) made his first cake ever - with a little help form his babies. It was pretty good!