Monday, March 9, 2009

Concern

I have been concerned for some time and only now am able to verbalize it. My daughter physically seems slow. Especially compared to other kids her age. Yesterday I met my friend A and her son who is two weeks older than Vi (and born early). The kids played. Vi had stranger anxiety and cried a bit which she has been doing a LOT lately. A's little boy was climbing and pulling up and rolling around. Vi just sat propped up. People always say - don't compare your baby to any other. I'm trying not too. I was reading on Babycenter.com that 84% of babies sit up by the 6 month mark. Tomorrow she turns seven months old. And she is not close. Daycare is quite concerned and claim in the last month, they've seen no progress. They feel that she is just not strong.

I honestly don't think she's behind in other ways. Her fine motor skills are good, her verbal ability is above average, and she eats like a champ. She rolls over onto her tummy a lot now, less so onto her back. Her legs still buckle a bit when you try to bounce her up and down.

We have a 6 month old wellness check on Thursday evening, so we'll be discussing this. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I don't think there is that much to worry about yet. The age range for sitting up is up to nine months. talk to your doctor and they can give you exercises to do with your baby.