I’ve been wanting to share this latest video- Brodie learned to point in January and we have been having so much fun communicating with him ever since. Somewhere around 9 months old I think it was, he actually had words, (he’s 22 months now) kitty was the first, then dada and mama and he used them all the time, months ago he stopped and now can sometimes verbalize but only the first syllable of words like ball, mama, dada, when he really wants my attention he says a forceful ma. He also has been understanding commands like sit down and stand up for awhile. A few months ago we bought a childrens picture book of actual photos and asked Brodie “where’s the ball” “where’s the baby” “where’s the bottle” and were very surprised that he could touch the right picture for even the words tree, shoes, socks, dog and we just didn’t know until he had that specific channel to communicate with. My point is…try not to underestimate what understanding is there! He still won’t point to real socks when we ask him over and over again, but he will always pick them up and put them “on” us when we say “put the socks on.” Now that he points he wants to constantly show us what he knows and can “say.” I pick him up from the sitter and he laughs when he sees me then immediately starts pointing at one thing after another looking for my reaction, he’s not saying a word but I feel the same skip in my heart as if he said the words to me. He’s a show-off which I’m sure helps him reach these milestones. You’ll see in the video his adorable pointing skills, the list of things he can point to includes ball, basketball, food, cup, tv, remote, phone, computer, outside, pillow, toys- and is growing every week!
Video coming later when I figure this out…sorry for the teaser:)

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11 Responses to Getting To the Point

  1. KevinO says:

    Wow, he’s responding really well to knowing what objects are what. That’s great! Love the golden hair!

  2. Mihaela says:

    Awwwwwwwww, he’s just adorable!
    I love how you said we should not underestimate our kids. This is so true and sometimes hard to do. We have a recent story with Denise that made me think the exact same thing.
    She had her 6-month meeting with her therapists and one of the thing that she was said to not being able to do was pointing at pictures in a book. Now. I KNEW she knows what the pictures are, because when I ask her she would look at the picture I’m asking for but not point at it. She was very busy turning the pages 90 mph to actually stop and point at things. The therapists suggested we hold the book and just not let her turn the page and see what happens. Guess what? We did that and she pointed at 90-95% of the pictures in the book!!!
    So I agree. We should just have faith in our kids.
    I love your update. Keep it up, Brodie!

  3. Kelly says:

    Yay Brodie! Growing up way too fast! Such a smart, smart boy. Pop definitely needs to start teaching him 3rd person….like NOW! His brain is like a sponge! Love Mr. Bro-Bro!

  4. Stacie Moore says:

    Ugh! What a doll!! Ro LOVES watching Bro videos! He said, “Cute baby sit down. I like cute baby Brodie.”. 🙂 I love seeing the progress he’s making! I’m so thrilled for you guys!

  5. Tara says:

    LeeAnn he is such a dollie! And he’s so incredibly smart and sweet! I want to see you guys sooooooo bad! Give him big kisses from me! Love to you both! GO BRODIE!!!!!!!

  6. taylorbug says:

    WOW! This is wonderful! He’s a cutie too!

  7. Leonie says:

    He is sooo cool. I loved this vid. Can’t wait till Sabrina starts doing that kind of stuff 🙂

  8. Laurie says:

    What an inspiring video~ he’s a cutie! xo

  9. Shannon says:

    Yea Brodie!!! Keep it up! That’s awesome! He is SO SO cute, I love the curls! 🙂

  10. Heather says:

    He is so beautiful!! And it is exciting and so encouraging to see him pointing. Thanks for the reminder not to underestimate what our kids understand!

  11. Kristy says:

    Oh LeeAnn he is soooooo cute! What a great video, Brodie is AMAZING!

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