I'm very excited as a book on 'baby signs' I ordered a few days ago has arrived. I know it may seem a bit mad embarking upon the task of teaching Tabitha signs but I've done a lot of research on this subject. It is proven that babies who can do baby sign have fewer tantrums as they are growing. This is because they are able to very simply communicate their needs, wants, feelings and frustrations.
So far we've been practicing the signs for 'Mummy,' 'Daddy,' 'milk,' 'more' and 'dog'- very important with Jack and Twiggy around. I doubt that Tabitha is yet able to appreciate all the hard work we've put in today; she's been gazing at me all afternoon with a look of bemused puzzlement as I've been furiously waving my arms around in the air!
Just you wait though, there will be no tantrums in this household....
So why am I writing this blog........?
This blog is a way for me to record and reflect upon my day to day life and all the changes that have happened to me over the past 2 years. In a nut-shell I moved from the rich, bustling streets of London to the sleepy suburbs of Washington DC all in the name of love. My biggest reward in this adventure has been the love of my wonderful husband and the birth of our beautiful daughter. However this transition is not and has not been an easy one; it's been filled with tremendous highs and devastating lows- all part of life's rich tapestry and part of my story that I want to share as a mother, wife and of course as an English girl settling into life across the pond.