milestones - Page 9
OK, this is kind of off subject for this thread, but I came across a video of my first DD walking in my heels and I just had to share. I think she was almost a year here.
wow that was pretty amazing! my DS1 didnt even start crawling until 14 months, and DS2 started crawling just after his first bday.
Ama has a bit of a cough, too. She is also sitting up! She was sitting up for small amounts of time--like 20 seconds at a time--a few days ago, but TODAY, we went to baby story time at the library and I set her on my lap, and she kept leaning back and sliding off my lap, then as soon as her bum was on the floor in front of me, she sat up. She just wanted to sit on her own!! Miss independent! She sat up on her own for several minutes at a time for almost the whole hour! :)
To all those concerned about "meeting milestones on time," I hope you caught the article on mothering today-- "What's the Rush?"
So many people focus on children meeting their developmental milestones on a certain schedule, and it starts to feel like a race. But these milestones have no correlation with intelligence. It shouldn't feel like a race! A child-led parenting style is what makes most sense to me. It instills confidence and self-trust, and it is compassionate and intuitive.
Thanks for the article CoCo. I find myself comparing Amelia to her older sister's milestone timeline, which also isn't fair or necessary. Âme will get there when she is ready, I'm just having so much fun witnessing it all. This first year or so of changes really is remarkable!
Yes! I love the "child lead" aspect of things - you really get to watch the babies/kids develop and learn and explore and that sense of wonder and the expression self satisfaction is so worth the wait!! It can be hard to be patient and not "help", but it's so worth it. I was so annoyed over Thanksgiving because my MIL came over and Aubrey is *so* close to crawling....but she decided to focus her attention elsewhere, so she's not focused on it right now. MIL was so excited for her to hit the milestone that she starts physically moving Aubrey's arms and legs so that she is "crawling" and then proclaims, "See, she did it - all she needed was a little help!" and looks so proud. I almost gagged. Aubrey just looked confused. She's no closer to crawling now than she was beforehand, but just that sense of her being a toy for my MIL to play with makes me SO annoyed. Especially if she had ruined that discovery for Aubrey.
I also kind of fall into the trap of comparing my kids....but I'm not really worried about Aubrey being behind or ahead in any way. I did forget though how much practice and time it takes for the LO's to master the skills...and how they can jump from one thing to another without figuring any one thing completely, lol!
Anyway, our new milestone is that I'm pretty sure Aubrey has doubled her birth weight!! She was such a slow gainer, I didn't think she would make it by six months, but she had a massive growth spurt (she spent almost all day eating and sleeping for a straight week), and grew a ton at once....like one day I got her dressed and all of a sudden her clothes were smaller. She will be 6 months old tomorrow!!! Where has the time gone??
I'm not ready for this yet...this is waaaaay too early. Shes still not crawling - she can't coordinate her hands, but her legs she's got down. She will even "walk" when I hold her hands. It would be funny if, as close as she is to crawling, if she totally skipped it. She's relatively mobile without crawling....but not so much that I have to worry too much yet. She understands now that moving is a possibility and does do some seperation anxiety crying at times.
How did it go with your first Kitteh? I just went through some old pictures of DS and it looks like he was pulling himself up pretty early on too, but he didn't walk until the week of his first birthday - he was too interested in things close by. I wonder if DD's personality will send her toddling sooner though. DS *could* have walked earlier, I feel like, but he just didn't make it a priority.
OTOH Aubrey crawled her first, um , steps? today!!! She worked on lifting one hand for a while yesterday, but was clearly befuddled about how to move her other hand and kept laying down. This morning, though, something clicked and she was able to move forward for some toys!!!! Time for baby gates!! (And to be really careful of the tree, lol!) I guess it really is hard to know what is going on in their little heads. Despite the advance in movement (freedom) she is still highly focused on standing. Fun stuff. I can't believe this.
Getting her to sleep at night is a nightmare because she just keeps trying to move all over the place....and now she has her first cold too. I hate sleepless nights and I feel so bad for my stuffy baby!
i love all of the different methods they devise for moving!! that sounds so cute!
Aubrey isn't cruising on her own, but she's thrilled at the ability to move vertically...but a little cautious since the falls are bigger too. She will walk if she is holding your hands though - she loves that. her balance improves noticeably daily, it's pretty amazing. I double checked the dates on DS's photos and she is definitely ahead of him, and he was on the earlyish side of "on time" with everything....so fun to go back and watch those videos and see how similar the kiddos really are, since I feel like they are so different....not that I'm supposed to compare, I just couldn't believe I couldn't remember, lol!
oh my, standing!
Lark has been focused on moving/crawling this week. He figured out how to get up on his hands and knees and rock back and forth. He also does a bit of a froggy leap to move forward, when on the bed. Today he started dragging himself around with his arms and made it across the room! He also discovered electric cords.....so I'll be busy baby proofing tomorrow.
The sleep has been a mess, he is so focused on moving he doesn't want to sleep and when he does he keeps right on moving. He is 27 weeks I also can't remember when his brother started crawling :) I can't believe I forgot when at the time it was all consuming.