Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I must admit, I am worried about Cate.

She is not crawling yet. Nor is she pulling herself up on furniture and such.

At 9 months, she should be doing these things. The baby books say so. Even the doctor was concerned yesterday that she's not doing either yet. Dr. M expected her to be "cruising", which is pulling herself up and taking a few steps while holding on to furniture.

She shows no desire to move her feet while standing.

She will get up on all fours, but never moves. She just lays back down.

I wasn't that worried until we went to the doctor yesterday, and she was concerned. Then today, on Face.book, someone posted about how her 9-months tomorrow baby took her first step today. Her daughter is walking, and Cate's not even crawling yet?

She's met most other milestones. She knows her name, understands "no", and repeats sounds all the time. She can't pick things up with just a finger and thumb, she's still fisting everything, but I think part of that was us not giving her things she could pick up like that. I am trying to remedy that.

I don't know what to do about the crawling/standing though. I know all babies crawl/stand/walk at different times, but it seems like she's really behind.

Also, just FYI, she's in the 50th percentile for weight, but off the charts in length. Like, past 99th. She's super long. No teeth yet. Talks and sings constantly. Still adores the dogs. And is absolutely precious.

1 comment:

  1. I never understood how hard it is to not compare your child to others until I became a mom. It's so hard! While H is just beginning to crawl, she's not talking/babbling like I think she should be doing (but what Cate is doing!) Did the doctor give you any tips on things you can do to encourage crawling? Maybe putting your hands on the backs of her feet when she's up on all fours? Waving a toy in front of her just out of her reach? Taking her hands and demonstrating how to crawl to get her moving? And the 9 month old taking their first step? Crazy! It's those super early walkers/ crawlers/ talkers that make us so insecure about our babies. *sigh* I just want to encourage you that you're not alone and that while our children might seem to be behind in one area, there's usually another area that they are mastering!