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Hi Gina,

First, congratulations on your new baby!  

It sounds like you are on your way to being well prepared!  

I am a retired Braille teacher and have been taking an ASL class for a few weeks.  I would be happy to practice with you sometime.  I will send you a video after I figure out how to use this system.  It may take me a few days.

Post a list of the baby vocabulary/signs you have learned so that those of us who wish to contact you will have something to get us started.

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