When James was about 6 months old or so he started using sign language to communicate with us. It totally took us by surprise as we weren't the ones who taught him how to do this (it was the teachers at his daycare in Connecticut), but we loved the concept of being able to "talk" to our baby. I went online and found some great resources and we began teaching James more signs. It's been a huge help and he gets such satisfaction out of us understanding him. Now that he's older he puts some of the signs together to form small sentences. Here are some pics of James signing a few common words.
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