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Ya-ya and Chiquita stories

 
 
DrewDad
 
Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2005 03:10 pm
Emulating Sozobe, here. Great idea about collecting stories about the baby and giving them as gifts, btw.




OK. Ya-ya has "no" down pat. Shakes head emphatically when you ask her a question. More difficult getting her to tell us "yes." The best she's done is to sign "more" when we ask her a question like "do you want more pizza?"

Last night, my wife decided to help her out a little. She reached over, put her hand on Ya-ya's head, and helped her nod. Little Ya-ya got the idea immediately. She reached up, put both hands on top of her head, and proceded to bend repeatedly from the waist. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2005 03:25 pm
Very Happy
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2005 05:07 pm
HA!
that is great.
Ya-ya is .. a year and a half? right?
post pictures with your thread.
It makes for a great visual time line also.
That and we parents love to see pictures of pretty babies. :-)
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 03:45 pm
Going on 16 months.

She loves to blow kisses at babies she sees at the mall or in restaurants.

Also loves to "feed" her stuffed toys.

Signed "baby" while pointing at my stomach and tried to give my belly button a sip of her juice today....


Here's her sharing with the cat:
http://doodlebug.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/heresoneforyou.JPG
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JPB
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 03:51 pm
Adorable!!!
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Bekaboo
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 04:54 pm
O she's so cute!! I'm far too young to have kids - but i work(ed) at Mencap for the last 2 years and while we discourage signing in a lot of the kids (most of them can speak but choose not to) there are some who just have to sign as they're totally elective mutes Sad It's great when they finally master something!!
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nimh
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2005 05:13 pm
Cuute!
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2005 03:35 pm
Raining here today. Ya-ya loves to stand and watch the rain through the window.

Everytime the rain stops, she starts crying and signing "more!"

Wish I had that kind of power....
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2005 03:48 pm
Too sweet!!!

Love these, DrewDad. Happy to have planted the seed -- I love having a record, myself.

Bekaboo, interesting comments, would love to follow up but this prolly isn't the place.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2005 03:57 pm
Time to go check out the blog again (I saved it to fav's at home) - hoping to see some more of DrewDad's baking!
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 3 Mar, 2005 04:19 pm
I only bake once a year....
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2005 08:23 am
Last night at dinner:

We've been teaching Ya-ya not to throw food/utensils on the floor. When she does, the item goes bye-bye. (Or as she says, "bah-bah.")

We're at a restaurant, and in walk a family and all the men & boys are wearing big ole cowboy hats. Ya-Ya is ecstatic, signing "hat, hat, hat!!"

Then one of the guys sets his hat on the floor.

Ya-ya points. "Da-da!"

"Yes, Ya-ya?"

"Hat! Bah-bah!"
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 7 Mar, 2005 09:04 am
Laughing
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2005 11:20 am
All parents must make the decision of what language to use to describe the baby's, er, diaper area.

For Ya-ya, we use either "vulva" or "heinie." She can only say the second. ("EYE-nay!")

At dinner with Ya-ya's maternal grandfather, I was helping her draw with the crayons. She wanted me to draw a baby. So I did. I filled in the details, eyes, nose, mouth, belly-button, then... drew a diaper.

Then the entire restaurant is treated to:

"EYE-nay!"

"That's right, sweetie, the baby has a diaper."

"EYE-nay, EYE-nay, EYE-nay!"

Oy.



Then today we're reading Goodnight Gorilla.

"Goodnight, hyena."

"EYE-nay!"
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2005 08:10 am
Yesterday, Ya-ya had a new word, "bird," which she pronounces "boyd."

Mommy prompted her to tell me the new word, and I clap and praise Ya-ya. Then she says "boyd" again.... she doesn't get the same response. Then, she says/signs "peas" (please) <clap>! Shocked

So we praised and praised. She giggled and giggled.... SmileSmileSmile
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2005 08:20 am
:-D

I get all happy every time I see you've added something to this. "Oooh, new post from DrewDad on Ya-ya stories!!"
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2005 08:23 am
Thanks. I feel the same way about your Sozlet thread.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2005 04:39 pm
Mrs. Drew and I are working on coming up with names for the next baby. (Coming up with Ya-ya's name was a process of years.)

So we start asking Ya-ya what she thinks of our top choices...

"Ya-ya, do you like the name <Zoe>?"

"Yesh."

"Do you like the name <Big Bird>?"

"Yesh."

"Do you like the name <Miss Piggy>?"

"Yesh."

"What's your favorite name?"

"Ya-ya!"
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2005 07:08 pm
Awwwwww...

The next baby?! Planned or on his/her way?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2005 08:00 pm
the signing yes pic is just the best




<i still catch up on the blog every coupla weeks>
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