My son will be 7 months on the 19th, and has hit most milestones very early. Mostly when it comes to body strength. he was able lift his head since birth and perfectly hold it at one month, a few weeks later he was able to stand with his arms being held, he lifted his upper body when on his tummy and he has been able to see into the distance, and react to things since forever. He hates being on his tummy but seems to make good progress crawling when he is (he can't get anywhere yet but wiggles or goes backwards). He sits securely and passes items between his hands, hits things on the floor, or hits two things against each other (currently a spoon and a beaded necklace).
His speech development was also going well, he started cooing early, laughed out loud a few times at 2 months, at 3 months he added words like a-chr, ab-su and lots of simple aaaa's and oooo's.
But ever since, he has not really added anything much different to his vocabulary, especially not the babbling everyone says babies will start at 4-6 months.
His vocabulary is more like this:
Um-ne! , that is how he calls me
Um-me!, sometimes it sounds like that but we can clearly see he only uses it when he wants me
- He also says weird things sometimes that I can not put in words....
And he loves to blow spit bubbles, they sound like farts. He also loves a ton, really really loud laughter.
The pediatrician was really concerned about him not saying ba ba or ga ga, but we wanted to wait another month and see if he will start. His hearing was not thoroughly checked, but as far as the doctor could tell his hearing is good. He also reacts to his name.
She suggested he might be "slow", as in mentally delayed...but he does not seem like it at all, rather the opposite.
The same pediatrician was concerned about his iron levels at 6 months because he is still ebf, saying he needs solids asap (his iron is good)...so I figured she may be wrong with this one too.
Anyhow, can anyone shed some light on this? Should we be worried, or does he just do things at his own weird pace?