Originally Posted by PlayaMama
so, tell me i'm crazy. lazlo rolled over the day he turned three months. linnaea has shown NO signs of going anywhere. she like to kick straight up in the air. she'll do these leg lifts so she can see her toes over and over but no pushing on the ground. she pushes if she's on her belly but only forward not over.
she'll be four months old this sunday. i know i'm crazy for comparing them but i feel really badly because linnaea had like five or six ultrasounds (i had polyhydramnios) and each time i was like, "i shouldn't be doing this..." so now of course i'm wondering if it's my fault she's going slower.
so, moms of multiple kiddos, how different where your babes?
BeanBean (#1): Rolled over around 3 months, crawled well by 6 months, walked a week shy of his first birthday. Nobody really believes me when I say when he started talking... but by the time he was 18 months old, he was conversing fluently with perfect strangers.
BooBah (#2): Rolled over in her first week (very deliberately, both ways), crawled well by 4 months, walked well by 9 months. She didn't talk quite as much as her brother, but nobody does.
Bella (#3): Rolled over... yeesh, I have no idea when.
Crawled well by 9 months, didn't walk until more like 15 months. She's 26 months old and is talking, I'm told, just the way that a two year old ought to talk... but she sounds like a baby to me (
). Immediate family understands her about 75% of the time, strangers about 45%. She has sentences, but most of them are four words or less.
Bear (#4): Rolls well and has a nice army crawl deal going on.
Physically, he seems to resemble Bean more than his sisters.
So yeah. Lots of variation there.
Given the choice, I'd take a late physical developer over an early one. BooBah was *scary* and difficult to keep up with. She's a bit of a daredevil today, and of all the kids seems to be the one most hell-bent on giving me gray hairs (which is, as I mentioned before, an uphill battle... but I digress). It is silly to compare them, but it's something that most/all of us do on some level. Bella had it the worst of my kids; The first two set the bar pretty high, so I had no idea what to do with my relatively "average" child.
: I mean I have honestly thought there was something wrong with her. Can't say that, though, it's being elitist and snobby... but it's true, I was seriously concerned about her development. Heck, I was worried about BooBah's speech, too. I actually called Early Intervention because at two her pronunciation wasn't half as good as BeanBean's.
Here's what I've learned: We're all new parents with every new child. Why? Because the kids are all new kids. Seems self-evident... but it's something I've kind of had to have beaten into my thick skull.