Things have changed a bit around the Mc"Clan" household. For one, Ham is walking. Not just a few steps, but today she walked almost the span of the kitchen. Nineteen steps.
Ham began to try to walk on September 5th. That morning she took two steps (I missed them). Later that day, I was there when she took two more steps. Through the last two weeks, she has taken several more steps. On September 17th, she took the most steps I'd seen...8 steps. She took four steps, turned, and took four more. I cried.
Other new things is that Ham can now say six words...sometimes while signing them. She can say, "Ma ma, da da, pa pa, ba (ball), buh bye, and manana (banana)." She began signing "banana" three days ago when I sat her in a her highchair and was making her oatmeal. She said, "manana" and then reached for the bananas. She has been doing a weird 'more,' or 'clapping' sign and when I didn't know what it was yesterday, she crawled into the kitchen, pointed to the bananas on top of the microwave and turned to sign it to me again. I was shocked.
Life has changed. And it is good.
Sorry that it has taken me so long to update. I have been pleasantly busy with art and hanging out with my friend, Mer. It's been a long time since I've been out and about this much, but it does cut into computer time.