Although Zeph's done really well this year, I can really see the difference between him and his full term buddies...
His gross motor delays became evident when he didn't sit up unassisted until 10 months. He held his head up and rolled over on time. So we started physical therapy at 11 months. He started crawling at 14.5 months, and he didn't take his first steps until he could stand up from the floor and walk across the room! He's still delayed (and still does therapy sporadically), but it's not very obvious. He's just very physically timid.
His physical therapist said that she had never had an otherwise-healthy patient take so long to start walking. We saw a pediatric neurologist and would have had an MRI if he didn't walk by age 2. He came in just under the deadline!
Peepers was 6 weeks premature and sat up unassisted early - 4.5 months - but isn't crawling yet and I'm starting to get freaked out! I know she's not late yet, but having a late walker is really trying.
13 months adjusted is still within the normal range for walking. Is he crawling and cruising? Has he hit his milestones on time until now?
But Avraham Tzvi (2 days overdue) didn't walk until 20 months.
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I wouldn't worry at all - the only thing that bugged me was the constant "She's not walking yet?" - it's like once a baby hits one year, full term or not, they're supposed to be walking. It got really, really annoying.
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I guess it's hard in part because our 35 weeker was basically caught up by 15 months, but Zephan's prematurity is still pretty obvious. He's little, healthy but tiny and he seems more like a 10 month old than a 15 month old. I guess it's a reminder that prematurity really is an issue...that it doesn't just go away when they pass their due date. And I have so much to be thankful for. For a 31 weeker, he's doing pretty well.
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Our little man will be 18 mos (15 mos. adjusted) next Sunday and he still cannot walk or talk. He only recently learned to sit up at around 15 mos. actual and he can hold his own bottle. He gets around by crawling (very fast) and he can go up and down the stairs. He pulls up to a standing position very easily, but still wobbles. He has only recently started to lunge himself at us from a standing position, but has not taken that first step. If we try to help him walk, he usually drops to his knees. He started daycare this week (ages 18 mos to 2.5 years) and we're hoping he'll watch and learn from the other kids. Obviously, they are all walking (and running). It is clear that he is developmentally behind, but he is, by far, the youngest in the class, 4 mos. (adjusted) younger than the next child. He cannot drink from a sippy cup yet, but he knows how to use a straw. Stay positive!
My two were 32 weekers and walked at 14 months and 18 months actual..
DD2 had PT later for gross motor delays-- she always still hits the milestones, just 3-9 months late for gross motor and social. She still is timid physically.
My 24-weekers (twin boys) walked just after their second birthdays!
BTW, they're doing just fine. They run cross-country and are fairly competitive at it!
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Our 33-weeker walked at 12 months actual (10 months, adjusted). So far he hasn't had any gross motor delays. (He has also been really interested in standing, basically since birth. I'm pretty sure his personality had a role in when he started walking - he has a full-term buddy who's much more physically laid-back and who walked a couple of months after our guy.)