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My son, I've come to realize, is incredibly odd. 
6th-Feb-2008 08:05 am
Chuy Nyeoww by me
I took a moment yesterday to just sit and think about it. Caelen is really smart, but when it comes to age milestones, he's all over the place. Like, he can roll from his front to back (which he's taken to doing everytime he wakes up), but still can't roll from his back to front. He's not getting up on his hands and knees, but he has pretty decent control over his walker. But he's soooo friggin smart. He's learned to put his arms up when he wants to be picked up; he knows the keyboard does something to control the monitor; he even knows how to make the sounds on his toys go, even if he can't quite do it himself.

We have a doctor's appointment this afternoon, so I'll ask them then, but I wanted to get your "mommy insights" on all this.
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6th-Feb-2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't stress baby's develop here there and everywhere. I know most doctors don't like putting bubs in walkers as it develops their leg muscles to quick and they're learning to walk before crawling. I'd recommend taking him outta the walker and just giving him more tummy time. but don't take my advice doctors are the best for it. and its always each to their own
6th-Feb-2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
it's a scary thought, especially when it comes to our kids... I hope that everything is ok and that maybe you could just be paranoid... I know I'm always paranoid
6th-Feb-2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't worry about it at all. Every baby is different. He'll reach different milestones when he's ready.
7th-Feb-2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
I've got four boys. Two stepsons who I began caring for at 6 mo, a five yr old and my youngest is 20 mo. None of them developed the same skills at the same time.

My 5 yr old didn't start walking until he was over a year old. My 20 mo old started walking at 10 mo.

The 20 mo old didn't even crawl for more than a week. He just did a sort of jelly roll everywhere he wanted to go, pulled himself up on any available surface, and sat there. He's perfectly fine now!

Don't let it get to you. I dislike how so much emphasis is placed on 'normal' development. No two people are alike, and children are the same. Sometimes parents who are overly concerned about keeping their kids on track with the rest of the world become over stressed and their kids end up suffering for it.

Lsten to your doctor, since I hope that as a professional they'll tell you the same things my kids' doctor did and explain that development isn't something that can always be ticked off on a wall chart.
14th-Oct-2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, I know how you feel. My youngest has always done everything soon than my first. Babies are all different and they always do everything right about the time or right after you the take them to the doc. And sometimes when I'd be taking them, it was for something that they were doing, but didn't do the whole time I was in the office, and it made me feel stupid. But as soon as I got to the car, they did it again!!! You know, the cough that sounds so bad, and they hack their lungs out ALL NIGHT, but then don't do it the entire time your at the doc! I think they are a lot smarter than we think and they do it for pay back of us whipping their noses! lol...Take a breath, and wait...we'll see..
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