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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Baby Milestones

Now that we live in a world with instant access to information through the internet, it makes it hard to decipher whats good, whats bad, what to believe, or what not to. Every week my wife gets quite a few emails from baby sites that talk about "what your baby should be doing this week." While it is nice to read over these lists, it is also something you can't really take to heart. I mean all babies grow at different rates and hit certain milestones at different ages. But it is hard not to read these emails and think, "oh, my baby did that three weeks ago, or why is my baby not doing that yet." I think we all probably know someone who's child walked well before 1 year old and others who didn't walk until 18 months or more. Often times a few years pass and you would never be able to tell the difference between the two children. So. enjoy the milestones whenever they occur and don't get hung up on whether your baby is "keeping up with the Jones's."

1 comment:

kjames106 said...

Thank you! I TOTALLY agree! My SIL is RELISHING the fact that her son started walking before mine. Her's started walking a few days shy of 10 months. Mine is 11 months tomorrow and could care less about trying. It's really irritating b/c it makes me feel like she's picking on my son. He's just a baby, he can't defend himself. I really just feel sorry for her, it's just too bad. I'm glad you have set this foundation so early, trust me, it is healthy way of thinking! Glad you guys are doing so well and enjoying that little bundle!