Now for the "bad habit" Lucas picked up today. He learned a new sign, that's not really a sign. *SIGH* I'm honestly getting a little tired of waiting for Lucas to say a real word. His sound repertoire has expanded to: mmmm, aaaah, mamama, bababa, dadada, and some guttural sounds. That's great and all, but I want a word. So, today I was trying to get him to expand upon "mmmmm" and say "milk" (for which he already knows the sign). So, I was pointing to my mouth to draw attention to my lips and how I was forming the word. Instead of attempting to say "milk" he pointed to his mouth (of course). Go figure. He won't sign any of the other 50 some odd signs I present to him in a day, like all done, down, ball, and numerous animal signs. Instead he picked up a gesture that was not intended as a sign. AAAAAAHH!
Here are some Lucas updates:
Lucas's (confirmed) receptive spoken language has expanded to: Lucas, meow, milk, cracker, no, Mommy, light, grape, book, and knock, knock, knock. I'm sure he understands more that that, but those are the words that he points to or shows excitement for when I say them. He has also been doing this really cute sign for "what?" that we got a great picture of! He signs it several times a day when he's confused or wants to express that he doesn't know something. It's great... I love it!
Lucas is still not walking, but continues to make strides all the time. He's cruising more easily, can sometimes walk with a one-handed assist, and stood for about 3 seconds on his own the other day. I'd really like for him to be walking by summer, and if he's not walking by the end of August when I return to work, I will be very, very upset. We'll just leave it at that for now.
I just love to watch Lucas play. He likes to play knock, knock. If he wants a box open, and I say "knock, knock, knock" he'll pound three times for me to open it. He has also begun to reverse into your lap with a toy or a book in his hand. Sometimes he will drag a big toy the whole way across the room. Too cute for words!