6 months old, week 3
Juli began to make razzy visue (and sound) as well as vocally babbled more. She banged and tapped with her hands. She creeped a bit. Rolled over to both sides. She stood holding on furniture for short periods.
Every morning when she woke up with fresh mind, she did a signing-like movement and looked at her own hands as if she attempted to talk.
Learning the idea of cause and effect
Juli continued to watch me through various reflections -- on the fridge surface, television screen, fireplace glass, and so on.
Sometimes she watched me waiting patiently till I noticed her. Then she smiled and turned her head towards me.
Whenever she saw me in the reflection, I greeted her in ASL or simply in gestures like blowing a smack or waving hand.
Videoclip: Juli inspected the nature of reflection, interactivity, and space-time that was different from real-life interaction.
Live interactivity with another person via videophone was a different idea of the cause and effect that Juli was studying or inspecting that was different from 4-dimensional interactivity.
Videoclip: Juli was engaged by the signing shadow when I signed.
As I was driving, Juli turned her head around to watch me for a while. It appeared that she recognized the connection of our eye contact in the rear mirrors with her parent actually behind her.
Understanding what is being said: "no"
Every time Juli reached an object that was not allowed to play with, I warned no. Did she understand?
One evening Juli sat on my desk. As she reached every object except for the toy, I uttered #no.. #nono.. #no.
Then, I pointed to the toy and suggested #ok ix #okok. She silently fidgeted with the toy but eyed on the objects.
Again, Juli reached for the precious art paper. I uttered loudly "no!" both in ASL and vocal English.
I pointed to each of the objects and explained #nonono, #nono, #nonono. Then I pointed at the toy and uttered #ok ix #okok.
Juli thought for a moment and played with the toy as if she had to even though she didn't really want to.