Seeing as the kids are 9.5 months (adjusted) and 11.5 months (actual), they are currently working off of the 1-year milestone list.
Things have changed for the one-year milestones.
Now, they are meeting ALL the milestones for a one year old! We are so proud of them.
One item I wanted to talk about in particular is #6; Imitate non-speech sounds (e.g. lip smacking, tongue smacks).
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – Charles Caleb Colton
Since September 9, Max has been making a clicking sound with his tongue (he heard it from me). Lo and behold, Artemis started doing it this week. Funny thing is that none of us have done it for some time.
In addition, Artemis makes this adorable popeye face (I have yet to get a picture) and uses her hand to make hooting noises (like an “Indian”). Sure enough, this week, Max started doing both of these gestures.
Too bad the kids don’t imitate me when I try to get them to open their mouths (for food)…
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