lol amayzie! The signs my lo are doing only bear a passing resemblence to the signs I've been teaching him, it was a case of getting my eye in, which is what I mean about a breakthru. LIke you I was inspired by reading the bumf that my sign teacher had in the classroom about her experiences. She had written that her little girl was learning from 5months and could do 15 signs by age 1. So I thought, well F must be able to do something soon. And then I started really looking.
For "food" he was trying to chew the banana skin of the banana he had just eaten and i said do you want some more? and he immediately put his finger in his mouth. Normally I wouldn't have noticed this but because of the context and my new eyes I took it as a sign. Then later it was bathtime and I said "daddy will take you to the bath soon" Dp said " one minute" and the F started crying and put his hand up behind his ear. Again only half a sign but the context was right. "play" looked the same as "bath" but he'd crawled up to my friends little boy who was playing with his back to him, so again context.
So, yeah, keep your eyes peeled, because I'm wondering how long F's been doing these and I've not noticed. Presumably they'll get stronger now I can encourage and correct them. He still can't clap so the 2 handed signs will probably come later.