My oldest son, Jake is a regular wonderful kid. He is what's called a "crystal child".
My second child, Jillianne is my gifted one and she too walked at 9 months, and was speaking in 3-4 word sentances at her 1st birthday. She is my old soul. We didn't really have anything different with her pregnancy, but I felt more connected to her as a spirit. She would be quiet ALL day, not a movement unless she got the hiccups, but the moment she heard my husband, my stomach looked like it was alive and hyperactive! She would go crazy in there over my DH's voice- kicking, spinning, poking, twisting you name it. And this went on untill he would rub my tummy and talk to my belly, using her name! When she was born she flew out in 1 contraction and the midwife put her on my chest, she didn't cry at all, and all the lights were down and everyone was VERY quiet listening to her talk. She came out talking, not crying, but the baby babble they start at about 4-5 months old. She picked up her head off my chest, and looked at me like "Oh, so that's what you look like, where's my dad?" and turned her head back to my DH and stared and talked. He stayed with her while they measured, cleaned, and (EEEKKKK!!! I hate this) gave her that vit. K shot- she didn't even flinch or cry! She just stared at DH. She has always' just "known" what to do, say, and the way things are. She has told me that she was here before Lots of times, and that once she lived in China, and she had a different mommy. She is very physic and can sense things about people, and places. We watch tv with the volume off, and there was a comercial about this old building and she didn't know what it was, and said to me that "Lots of people died there mom, they are so sad and sick and scared! I'm scared, please don't take us there, can you change the channel?" they were showing an old mental hospital! She is my gifted child too, almost too smart, she scares me and has often made me feel dumb. She isn't quite 3 and can do a lot of the school work her 6 yr old brother does. I'm going to homeschool all the kids, so she want's to start this year, and I will let her as long as she knows there is no pressure, or expectations that she can do the work or not! It's up to her.
My 2 yr old, Jensen (aka Jenny) is also an old soul. She is very wise and also just knows how to do things. She isn't a crystal child, she's actually a rainbow child, or a warrior that is here to protect a ll the crystal children. She's huge- 31lbs 3t clothing (her sister is 31lbs 4T clothes) and she is my "Right Fighter" meaning she will fight for what SHE feels is right, to the end. You cannot tell her to do something, you must explain it, or she won't do it and will throw a fit. She also has the ability to change her body mass, for example if she doesn't want up/down she will make this face and her weight almost double. If you are trying to pick her up it feels like she's got those exercise rubberbands attached to her feet holding her in place. That's the best that I can explain, it's strange. She looks at things with this pericing eye, as though she knows what it is, how it works, where it came from, and wether or not it's dangerous. She can also look at people with the same "eye".
My fourth, Jacen is a crystal child also, I don't get that "old soul" vibe from him, but I do get the smart vibe. He's a great kid like his brother, but without all the high needs drama! lol.
I think that Old Soul is more of a feeling you get, because the kid knows more than they could ever possibly know, understands more than they should, and looks at things like "Oh, yeah! I remember how to do this!" I also don't think it's a big deal if you don't see it. It's kind of like seeing ghost's or angels- either you see them, or you dont'! I'm glad to read about so many other old souls!