x-post in Life with Babe
My DD3 is almost 9 months. She was born at almost 39 weeks, natural birth with no meds/interventions, 8lb7oz. She went on to have some pretty severe GI issues that we are still working through. She spent much of her first 4 month screaming and being held.
She is on a no food diet and we started Neocate Nutra at 6 months (an elemental pudding kind of stuff...just like Neocate or Elecare, but thicker). She had severe eating problems then...we tried over and over and over. Eventually our ped recommended we just get checked over by the Early Intervention team here. We knew she was not busting through the developmental chart, but nothing alarmed us. Our first two DDs did everything early or on time. Motor skills were right on schedule and cognitive and communication were way far ahead.
So with DD3 we just figured she was a but slower since she had such a rough start, and continues to battle some health issues. We got the report in the mail the other day. There was no explanation or anything, just the report. Every category (except fine and gross motor) were 5-6 month vs 8-9 month.
I am trying to make heads and tails of what that means. Are these significant delays? Are these normal for babies with rough starts and likely she will catch up? I don't really have anything to compare it to, does that make sense? She seems to be making huge strides every day, now that we have a protocol that has her feeling better. There were notes like "has trouble controlling her saliva"....but both my other kids were drool buckets when cutting teeth, or #2 when on reflux meds. IS this really abnormal for almost 9 months?
Just trying to figure out how concerned I should be. Thoughts on this from anyone that has had reports like this?