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post #61 of 222
Bettie isn't walking either. She has taken a few steps, one at a time. But she gets nervous and sits down or crouches when I let to of her fingers.
post #62 of 222

Eli wants to walk - has never been interested in the whole crawling business.  He almost 'runs' along furniture and walls ... and he loves walking when you hold his hands, and boy the little man can walk fast!  He is getting more and more brave - letting go and just standing and letting go and walking a few steps between furniture... I don't think it will be long until he actually walks.  Hello world!

 

What I am struggling with is teaching him that the kitchen isn't a very safe place to walk along things in since the stove is on a lot ... :(  We live in a 1 bedroom apartment so it doesn't take long for him to get to the kitchen on some wall ;)

post #63 of 222
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Eli wants to walk - has never been interested in the whole crawling business.  He almost 'runs' along furniture and walls ... and he loves walking when you hold his hands, and boy the little man can walk fast!  He is getting more and more brave - letting go and just standing and letting go and walking a few steps between furniture... I don't think it will be long until he actually walks.  Hello world!

 

What I am struggling with is teaching him that the kitchen isn't a very safe place to walk along things in since the stove is on a lot ... :(  We live in a 1 bedroom apartment so it doesn't take long for him to get to the kitchen on some wall ;)

 

I have a baby gate that separates our living room from our kitchen, and a gate at the bottom of our stairs, so he can't climb the stairs when we're down there. So the only time he's in the kitchen is when he's in his high chair.

post #64 of 222

No walking over here either. Sora is much too efficient with crawling, though she tends to crawls on her hands and feet, so it's only a matter of time. A few days ago she came home from daycare and was bouncing up on her feet as hard as she could try to stand up in the middle of the room. She's getting the idea.

 

Should babies be repetitively saying whole words by this age (besides mama, dada, baba, etc)? Sora babbles a ton but doesn't say any other distinguishable words on a regular basis. She can mimic me going "uh-oh!" That's about it.

post #65 of 222

NO, walking here! But he did tay standing when I let go of his hand yesterday. :)

post #66 of 222
R has been walking about three weeks now. It is his preferred mode of transportation and he doesn't crawl much anymore. He stared walking just a few days after his birthday.
post #67 of 222

Coralie just started pulling to a stand yesterday and is no where near walking yet.  She is getting good a crawling now though.  

 

Joanie:  Sora is perfectly normal and on track.  Kids are all over the board when it comes to talking.  Sora is vocal and social, I wouldn't worry about it at all.  My DS didn't say anything until he was 2yo, Olivine started saying words around 10mo, but it progressed VERY slowly until she was 2yo and then her language exploded.  Coralie repeats all sorts of stuff, but was slow to crawl.  Each kid is different.  

post #68 of 222
I second what Abra said! My kids are so very different. My son didn't talk until 2. We actually had his hearing tested because we thought there had to be something wrong. ODD was speaking in sentences by 12 months. Full sentences. And now they are both pretty typical language wise. B is saying a whole lot less than ODD...like, practically nothing. Mostly just as you described Sora, she names us and calls us but rarely says anything else.
post #69 of 222

Eli loves talking (and love babbling!)  He can say: Mamma, Dadda, Daddy, Pappa (all three names for my hubby), Grampa, Birdy, Doggy, Dog, Tea, See (when he wants to show you something) and Diaper.  He also tries to repeat a lot of things he hears.  And then the avalanche of babbles :)  he is VERY interested in his surroundings and very observant.  And one thing I wasn't expecting, is that he eats anything you give him (we aren't doing any wheat yet because my hubby is sensitive to it so we are waiting!)  I used to work at a daycare and had babies 2 months till 2 1/2 years and the ones about Eli's age were all very picky eaters (by picky I mean wouldn't touch any solid foods).  Baby-led weaning is awesome!  Eli has a really good pincer grip... he loves finger foods.

post #70 of 222

Oren doesn't do much more than babble, but the babbling is hilarious. He pauses for answers, gesticulates with his hands, tilts his head, nods and shakes his head, adds the upswing for questions, and basically looks and sounds like he's speaking a completely valid, yet totally foreign language. LOL. 

 

He does say MO MO MO MO when he wants more, he just said Mama this morning when I asked him to, but won't call me that, he says Dada too, but doesn't assign it to DH, and pretty much all of us are YA YA or WA WA interchangeably. He waves whenever anyone says Hi and Bye, even if they aren't waving, and also says "BA!!" for bye and "HI" and "YAH" for yay appropriately. But he doesn't assign the "proper" name for anything yet, nor does anything have a consistent name at all. And he doesn't usually mimic sounds. But he definitely "talks" to us. And yes, everything is in caps because all his words are said at top volume. 

 

It's so funny, because this is totally different than DD, who never said anything until she could say it right, and didn't babble.

 

He's also nowhere near walking, though he does let go and stands on his own for a few seconds. And he's finally cruising. But I think walking is a ways away still. And I am so GLAD for that. 

post #71 of 222
No walking or standing unassisted here. My other two babies consistently walked well right at their first birthday so that's almost two months away still. Nochy pulls up and is starting to cruise, kinda and loves crawling.

No words at all, just babbles. My other kids hada few words around d a year and both exploded at two, my oldest having perfect pronounciation, grammar, and advanced vocabulary at 2.5. At age five, he is clearly gifted mentally, but no real indication of anything advanced until 18 months.

I'm not one to compare my kids too much to each other as they are already so different. They all follow their own inclinations and personalities. smile.gif

Nochy is the happiest baby still and brinings joy daily.
post #72 of 222

Greta is starting to take steps. Over the last couple of weeks, she has gotten pretty good at it. This week, she's had an ear infection and not sleeping well, so that has kind of slowed her down on the walking. She crawls all over the place, cruises along the furniture really well, and climbs on everything. She is up to 4-5 steps at a time, but she's really taking her time with it. DD1 took her first steps at 9 months and was fully walking within the month. Greta has never been as interested in working on gross motor skills as DD1 though. She is very verbal. She says Mama in the right context, also Daddy, all done, bye-bye. I feel like I'm forgetting another word or two she says, but I can't think of them now. Her fine motor skills are also pretty well developed.

 

It's interesting to see the differences in my girls. They are SO different from each other! DD1 was much further behind in her verbal skills than Greta. I remember worrying that she would never start talking actual words, but it did happen eventually. I really think babies just develop some skills quicker than others. If they're working on verbal skills, then the motor skills fall to the wayside and vice versa. But it all evens out eventually.

 

I can't believe Greta's birthday is less than 3 weeks away! It has really snuck up on me... I have barely started to plan anything for it. I keep forgetting to tell people when we're doing her party, so I hope someone shows up! Oh, she's waking from her nap, better run!

post #73 of 222
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Wow, Ash, full sentences at one year?!  Crazy!  Dd had a couple of words and signs by one year, ds1 had maybe 1?  Dd was parroting everything by 17-18 months and quite fluent by 2 years.  Ds1 didn't parrot until later and had just a few phrases by 2 years.  He still struggles with phrasing and the letters 's' and 'f' and he'll be 3 in January.  As everyone has already said every kid is so different.

 

Avery is  speedy crawler now, can climb one step, has pulled up a few times, and tries to stand up by going into downward dog position.  Dd was walking by 9 months and ds1 by 11.  It seems like Avery will be later than both of them, but I imagine by one year he'll be starting to get the hang of it.

post #74 of 222

Levi won't really talk. He does the regular babble, typical for ages 5-9 months, but no words.

 

Like Jaimee, I think Levi will be "late" in walking. Michael and Casey both mastered walking a couple days before their first birthdays. But Levi is doing alot of other things that he wasn't doing a couple weeks ago. Pulls up alot easier, he turns around while holding onto furniture.

post #75 of 222

What would cause pale, chalky looking bowel movements? This has been going on for a couple days with Levi. He still won't really eat solids. (I've tried everything!) Could not eating solids be the problem? It's not pale colored most of the time, but the chalkiness makes me worry. I don't think he's dehydrated because he drools ALOT.

post #76 of 222
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Wow, Ash, full sentences at one year?!  Crazy!  Dd had a couple of words and signs by one year, ds1 had maybe 1?  Dd was parroting everything by 17-18 months and quite fluent by 2 years.  Ds1 didn't parrot until later and had just a few phrases by 2 years.  He still struggles with phrasing and the letters 's' and 'f' and he'll be 3 in January.  As everyone has already said every kid is so different.


Yeah...ODD was almost a creepy talker. I have videos I took of her being asked questions and answering them with 1-2 words at barely 6 months. I'm pretty sure if I didn't have evidence people wouldn't believe me. When I took her to test into school and filled it out on the paperwork the lady told me I must be remembering incorrectly. That being said, she started crawling at 12 months and didn't walk until around 18 months.

Her and B couldn't be more different. In every way, including personality. So when people say "every baby is different" it's just such an understatement! Babies can be SO dramatically different, even when they come from the same genes.
post #77 of 222
Becky, pale stool might warrant a call to the doctor. It can have to do with liver stuff or celiac but probably other stuff, too.
post #78 of 222
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Becky, pale stool might warrant a call to the doctor. It can have to do with liver stuff or celiac but probably other stuff, too.

 

I second what Sara said. The only time I've ever had pale stool, I had an intestinal parasite - which I'm not saying Levi has - but to my knowledge, pale stool isn't a good thing. I'm not sure what chalky stool looks like. Do you mean white-ish? For sure consult with a doctor to be on the safe side. I don't know a lot about babies and solids, but if he is refusing solids, maybe he is having some sort of stomach discomfort?

post #79 of 222
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Becky, pale stool might warrant a call to the doctor. It can have to do with liver stuff or celiac but probably other stuff, too.

 

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I second what Sara said. The only time I've ever had pale stool, I had an intestinal parasite - which I'm not saying Levi has - but to my knowledge, pale stool isn't a good thing. I'm not sure what chalky stool looks like. Do you mean white-ish? For sure consult with a doctor to be on the safe side. I don't know a lot about babies and solids, but if he is refusing solids, maybe he is having some sort of stomach discomfort?

When I say chalky, I mean it looks dry, but it's not clumpy. It looks like wet chalk powder. I'll give his doctor a call on Monday. He didn't have this problem before having crackers a couple times, so it COULD be celiac... *sigh*

post #80 of 222

I'd think that it's likely Celiac, as you seem to have some health issues (bi-polar), which likely stem from having a serious imbalance of healthy gut flora.  If you don't have a healthy system, your children will get populated with the bad stuff (yeast, bad bacteria, etc) and often start out with more issues.  The whole reason that we started the GAPS diet was for my dh who has chronic ibs AND bi-polar.  I've been studying about gut health for the last 2 months non-stop and have learned so much.  Having a healthy digestive system is critical if you want to have healthy brain function.  I would recommend starting keeping Levi off of all grains and sugars and giving him a probiotic (or homemade fermented foods like yogurt).  Feel free to join us in the GAPS thread if you're interested in learning more.  :)

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