* 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.