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Recent New Alex Tricks

I haven’t done this kind of an update in a bit, so here goes…

  • Words: Dog, Up, Nana (Banana), Look, Book, Goat, Duck, Hi, Yeah, Mama, Dada
  • Waving:  He waves like mad at all sorts of things, but especially if you wave at him.  And if he waves and someone waves back he enjoys that very much.
  • Clapping:  His Grandmother always clapped to him on his video chats.  About a week ago he started clapping back.  Now he claps all the time.
  • Pointing:  About a week ago he started pointing at things that he is interested in.  He will point at an airplane and track it across the sky.  He will point at something across the room and continue to point straight at him as you carry him toward it until he can touch it.  He will also just generally point where he wants to go when he is being carried.
  • Light Switches:  He can reliably turn light switches off.  He can sometimes turn them back on, but it is much harder.  There is a switch by his changing table, and he almost always turns it off as soon as we sit him down there.
  • Steps:  He can climb up steps with ease.  Today for the first time he climbed all the way from downstairs to upstairs.  He can’t quite do going DOWN stairs in a controlled way, so of course someone is always right there with him.

More to come before long I’m sure.  And I’m sure I forgot some as well.