Archive for 12/28/2009

boy???

Posted: 12/28/2009 in baby bean #2, lizzie faith

i wasn’t going to blog about this.

but after a few days.

i just don’t want to forget this!

and i forget everything…

christmas eve we were driving home from osky.

lizzie was sleeping.

eric and i are just chit chatting about the baby.

the baby doesn’t move very often.

he/she FREAKS out when i’m holding corrin close to me (like if he sleeps on me…)

he doesn’t like to be squished.

she thinks it’s all about her.

so move over organs!

it’s really fun to see personality already!

so we are chatting…

i’m saying something like i think it’s a boy!

reminding eric how i asked lizzie when i was 6 months along or so if she was a boy to kick me.

she didn’t kick.

was perfectly still.

i asked her if she was a girl to kick me.

and she kicked like crazy.

i did this often in the next few months.

i say, i’m just not sure with this lil bean yet.

with lizzie, i knew from day one, she was a girl!

how?

i dunno.

there was no doubt in me at all.

this time, i feel a strong tugging towards a boy but not without doubt…

so then the conversation moves to names…

we are still in limbo on the combo of boy names…

we like several.

we just keep putting the puzzle together and taking it apart and rearranging it.

i say the name i like and the baby goes CRAZY!!!!!

did my baby just name himself? seriously.

i dunno.

i guess we’ll know this summer. 🙂

just in case “he” did… i wanted proof of this conversation.

LOL

happy monday!

signing time

Posted: 12/28/2009 in lizzie faith, sign language, videos

when my sister told me about signing time.

i didn’t really think it could possibly be as great as she was claiming.

well it is.

seriously awesome.

there’s a few signs that are different than how i learned.

but that can be regional, cultural, or simply era.

so i’m learning new signs too!!!

neither are right or wrong…

it’s just i say “tomato” you say “tomato”. 😉

we still understand each other…

another thing you. just. can’t. beat.

it’s conceptually accurate signed english and asl.

she isn’t signing… “car” and “pet” for the word/concept “carpet”.

lizzie absolutely loves baby signing time (which is what she calls ALL of the signing time videos).

her signing vocabulary has expanded surprisingly.

i was working with her.

but the signs i introduce to her don’t stick nearly as quickly or permanently than the signs she learns from signing time.

it’s been so fun having eric around for a couple days this week.

it seemed like he was constantly asking me what she was signing/saying. 🙂

so fun to “interpret” for them.

can’t wait for him to be around more and him know all the signs she knows.

lizzie’s favorite signs this week.

“tree” and “snow”.

hmmm wonder why.

i think the signing time classroom edition sounds totally awesome!!!

the list of benefits of teaching sign language to children are HUGE.

harass your librarian to get a few if they don’t have any!

it’s worth it. 😀