Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gabrielle at 16 Months

Yesterday Yvonne from the Infant Development Program came to visit us and Gabrielle, and she was full of insight and suggestions. Not knowing what the typical cues/milestones are for her, Yvonne taught us that Gabrielle is

* Ready and loving choices (you want the rattle or Daddy's chocolate),
* Trying to engage us in cooing/babbling conversations (which we should mimic), and
* Very mature in lots of her cognitive milestones, which her physical/verbal impediments hide.

Oh Gabrielle, we know there's so much more to you than you can tell us, and it was like you grew up right before our very eyes yesterday as we learned all this. And of course! Just look at you.


  1. Gabrielle, your eyes, your smile and your busy hands are something special. I can't wait to see you in a few weeks. All my love. Grandma Doreen

  2. Ah, the sweetness!! She's such a beautiful girl. Thanks for sharing her with the world.