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Incremental Changes

Now why is it that hearing the news that my son could potentially be “developmentally delayed” (despite my gut feeling that he’s fine) render me almost to tears?  I know he’s fine, at least I think he’s fine…and yet, part of me still wonders and frets.  Yes, I know what you’re all thinking…all babies come around when they’re good and ready and that 10, 20, 30 years down the road, it won’t matter when he started walking/talking, etc.

 

I just wonder why it is that he seems to be so challenged with changes…first it was getting used to eating with a spoon. Then it was getting used to the various foods (cereals, veggies, fruits, meats, etc.), and now it’s eating finger foods and table food. Before it was also getting used to crawling, sitting up, pulling himself up and now it’s walking.

 

He always seems to be several months behind his peers.  Is it because he’s smaller than most?  That he’s too coddled?  Doesn’t interact with other children enough?  Is it simply a genetic thing?

 

I’m tired of hearing from some “He’s not walking??!! (Gasp),” or from others, “Oh, he’s just lazy.”  I don’t know which response is worse.

 

He’ll come around, I know, I know….

 

And  someday soon I’ll be wishing he wasn’t walking/talking, etc…

 

On the positive side, perhaps this “delay” is a sign of genius?   (One can hope, right?)

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