Sooo, are there any other Junebugs who still aren't doing these, or are doing very little? Hailey has upgraded her vocabulary from Mom, Dad Baba (which is used for baby, puppy and everything under the sun) to, Mom, dad, baba, this, that, eat. She did say 'chip' when we were in the store and I went down the chip aisle to get some and she was pointing to them, and I was saying "chip" or "that's chips" and she'd repeat chip. She doesn't say typical things that a 19 month old should, like more, cup, drink etc. She does communicate by bringing us her cup if she wants more to drink, she points to something around, I have her packages of fruit snacks where she can reach in the pantry and she'll go get one when she wants one and brings it to me points and says "this?" or "eat this". But won't say anything else.
As far as walking goes, she did take a couple steps from me to Bruce last week, however, she downright refuses to take anymore. She can, we know it and she knows it, but she'd rather 'walk' on her knees around the house. She walks while holding furniture, or when we hold her hands. We've tried to coax her with items just out of her reach, and every time she just drops down to her knees and goes that way. Anyone else not walking?
I know that all kids grow etc at their own rate, and I also know I brought this up a couple months ago, however, she's baby #4. By now I'm used to running around, and talking up a storm. We don't baby her or treat her any different than we did the first 3 kids, and in 5 months she'll be 2 and I'm really starting to worry/wonder. The fact that she has brought out a couple more words is great, and the fact that she stands and walks holding furniture etc is great, but really, you don't hear of too many 2 year olds who DON"T do these things. She's a brilliant girl, she's so smart and figures things out by watching other's, so I'd assume she'd have picked up on talking and walking, but for some reason she's not. She also had a hearing test done when she was a baby.. actually she had a few due to mixed reports, to finally get to the specialist who said no, she's perfectly fine.
If she doesn't start walking or talking more by the end of January I'm gonna maybe look into things as to why, and see what our nurse practitioner says/suggests. I'm just wondering if there's still other late bloomers around, or if anyone else had late bloomers, and if so, how did you get them to walk/talk more? I repeat simple words so many times, I think I dream about them lol. We get ready to go out, so I repeat boot, foot, coat, hat etc, like most people would kwim.
I almost feel like I'm guilty, since I was pregnant and emotionally stressed/drained before she was even a year old that I didn't work with her as much as I did with the other kids, and now maybe she's behind because of it. I shouldn't think/feel that way, but it's kinda hard not to :confused: