I've been reading through here, and I thought I'd go ahead and just ask.
I talked with our pediatrician at our daughters one year check up and he just chuckled and wrote me off, but I think something is up with her. She is 13 months, her brother, who is 4 has a speech delay and she goes to therapy with us, and they are the ones who keep pointing out how abnormal she is, along with strangers and friends and family.
She was crawling and standing alone by 5 months, walking by 8 and climbing the full set of stairs. She is outstanding in her physical skills, she climbs everything, she can do one of those shape organizers, stack blocks, hold the crayon in a pinched hold to color (and she stays in the lines). She has been talking since she was 6 months. She doesn't throw many tantrums because she will say "I'm hungry" "I want a snack". She has an absurd amount of words, she tells us she wants to watch the wiggles, bubbles, if she can't reach something she says "I want down" and points to it. She brings you a book and says "book" "read it", etc. you get the point. My sons speech therapist is always shocked when she comes with us and she hears her and said she's over a 2 year old level.
Is this considered 'gifted'? I have this fear I'm not doing ENOUGH for her, like maybe there's something more I could be doing, since she's so advanced in everything, but I didn't know if there where to start. It's like the polar opposite of what we went through with our son. With him, he was incredibly smart, but we knew his speech was behind and it took forever to get him to the right people, so I don't want to wait around and miss this window where I could be doing the most for her that I can. So any advice would be great.