August 25, 2010

Excuse me!

Every day I am amazed at what Jelly can do. I have no idea if these things are “typical” or not. She’s hitting her developmental milestones for sure, but there are those are just checkpoints. So yes, Jelly points, but I didn’t realize that she would point at everything. And I didn’t realize that she would use that point meaningfully, as in “look at that!” or “I want that!”

From about the time she turned a year old, Jelly’s language and social skills seem to have just exploded. The fact that Moe never did so many of the things Jelly does makes it that much more fascinating when she does them. She imitates me, plays with toys the way I play with them, and does a lot of pretend play. She pretends to talk on the telephone, for example, and feeds her toys. I thought it would be a good idea to get this on tape, so at yesterday I got out my iPhone and started recording. Here is that recording:

Did you hear that at the end? It almost sounds like I added in a sound effect, but I swear I did not. That is my precious little flower belching like a frat boy. Lovely.

Here is take 2. This time we managed to keep some composure.

Isn't she sweet? You don't have to leave a comment telling me how cute she is, but if you feel like you must, I'll understand. Mwwah!


  1. Oh this is very much neurotypical. Probably at the high end. Its amazing for me to watch too since my son does not do pretend play (he's 5 months older than Jelly) and honestly it also makes me feel a bit wistful about what most parents go experience in the 1-2 year age group.

  2. Hey just read up a bit - she is definitely ahead of the game. :-) It tends to get symbolic around 18 months.

  3. Wow, she is absolutely adorable!

  4. awww...she really is very cute. and yes I have been wondering how it must be to raise a NT kid. How nice that you are getting to experience this!


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