Friday, March 16, 2012

random friday: i'm not in the mood


everyone tells you that being a parent is hard.
duh.
it IS hard.
and it's hard in a lot of different ways.
like when you try and try and try something and it just doesn't work.

example: little miss olivia still isn't walking.
at almost 16 months.

i know that every baby is different and they achieve their milestones at their own pace, but doesn't almost 16 months seem a little long??

she is the sweetest, most stubborn little girl.
she wouldn't self-feed herself {without hysterics and a gentle forceful hand helping her} until this photoshoot where she got to eat as much cake as she desired.

i don't hold her "too much."
this girl loved tummy time and crawling more than her sister.
she also won a gold medal in the jumperoo olympics.
i practice walking/standing with her everyday, multiple times a day.
she'll walk really well holding onto just one of my fingers.
she will stand for about three seconds on her own and clap the whole time.
{it really is the cutest thing ever, she gets SO proud of herself!}
she's progressing well, slowly, but surely.

at what point is it just her development timeline or time for concern?


please tell me your babies walked late and turned out totally fine.



6 comments:

  1. 18 months is the magic mark to ask the doctor. Until then everything is considered "normal". I know that it is frustrating, but a wise person once told me that she will walk her whole life, don't lose perspective.

    Erin

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  2. My niece didn't walk until she was 18 months old. And she turned out totally fine :)

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  3. She will get there! It took Loc longer than Ollie to walk but when he did--he ran!

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  4. Laurel Flake DoriusMarch 17, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Carter & Parker are almost 14 months & are still showing no signs whatsoever of walking anytime soon. I really think they could if they wanted to; they just don't really have any interest in it yet. Their cousin (who was born 5 days AFTER them) has been walking since she was 10 months. Don't forget that (unfortunately & sometimes fortunately) twins often learn things a little bit slower than other kids. Baby Olivia will get it! :) Love your blog! :)

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  5. A friend of mine- her little guy was closer to 17 months. She will get there. Dont be too hard on yourself momma!
    You are correct. It is dang hard at times.

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  6. Hugs- You are doing a great job. My twins didn't even crawl until 10 months and are just about to turn one with no sign of walking. I also agree that twins may reach their milestones a little later than singletons.
    Give yourself a break :) I'm sure everything is fine.

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