Ah, mamas. Good Monday morning!
QoC and Maggie Mae - glad your respective trips went well. MM, sorry you had to deal with such a grump. Some people just don't understand babies.
Elsanne - I'm right with you on the solids. Lily gets something off our plates almost every meal, be it beans, rice, soft veggies, you name it. But we don't put her in the high chair and spoon feed her at all. One, she hates purees, and two, I'm lazy! She's got the pincer grasp down pretty well, and loves trying to pick up any small speck of something. What's really funny is that she'll have this tiny bit of food on her fingertip, then cram her whole fist in her mouth to eat it. :LOL Oh, and speaking of food, she had her first french fry the other day
- a Burgerville sweet potato fry, with most of the outer salty part eaten off by me.
AGrace - Mama, feel free to bounce these things off of us! That's what we're here for! I think all new mamas are prone to this sort of stuff, really. Lily seems fairly normal for her age, and she was two days late.
She was really late to roll over, but has always been very verbal. She started crawling right before Christmas, so almost 8 mos. old, which is pretty average. But she's definitely way behind in the hair department. :LOL My friend's one-year-old has a 20+ word vocubulary, but a 15-mo-old I just met only says "woof" (for dog). They're all so different! I really like what Fiddlefern said - even if a baby does end up having some learning issues, they won't *define* that child. And I really agree with Sherri - babies get so much out of everyday observation - I really don't think it's lack of stimulation. Rest easy for a while, mama; but don't feel shy about continuing this discussion, either, if it helps!