We’ve been working more diligently on sign language with Evie since we found out she will not be able to use a speaking valve and though we’ve suspected that she’s done a few signs (more and milk), it’s been hard to tell if she’s been doing them deliberately or simply mimicking. Today she very clearly was doing the sign for “baby” though! We’re thrilled! I remember being excited for Aleyna’s first sign and word, but this is completely different. This is a game changer. If she can do one sign, maybe she can do more signs. If she can do more signs, she can communicate with us. It’s a beautiful thing to suddenly know that your child will be able to communicate with you.
So for your viewing pleasure, here is Evie signing “baby” and taking her first giant step to communicating with the world.