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please tell me hes not as think as I dumb he is lol I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Jan 1st '13

I feel like my son is stupid or something. Well not really, because I know he isn't because he's a smart little turd. Heck I told him to go take a bath the other night and he scooter half way across the house to his dad in the bathroom to get in the bath.



But.. here's my thing, and I know every baby is different... he's 8.5 months not crawling on his knees yet, didn't started rolling around the house until well after 6 months, didn't sit up great until about 6.5 months, he hasn't shown an interest in pulling up, and if you hold him with his hands up when he's standing he won't take a step. I see all these kids waaay younger way more advanced and I feel crappy. Someone please tell me their baby was slower like this too and mines not the only one :(

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Jan 1st '13

He sounds right on track

Not behind at all

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16080 posts
Jan 1st '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I feel like my son is stupid or something. Well not really, because I know he isn't because he's a smart ... [snip!] ... way more advanced and I feel crappy. Someone please tell me their baby was slower like this too and mines not the only one :("



Every kid is different.



DD didn't start crawling until 10 months, didn't walk until 15 months, didn't sit up that well till after 6 months. She rolled pretty early but that's all she did for the longest time. Now she is 2.5 and way ahead of other kids her age physically and learning wise.

FriendsOffBitch Calgary, Alberta 6867 posts
Jan 1st '13

Don't take this the wrong way, but does he have a big head? lol.



My daughter's head is ginormous. huge. and at 8 months, she could BARELY sit unassisted, and I was pretty concerned, so I talked to her doctor, she asked if I wanted to know the truth, I said of course I did.. her exact words to me were "Well, she has a really big head, and gravity's a b***h."

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Jan 1st '13

Thank god! I feel like I'm messing up seeing everyone else and they ask "Is Rory __________ yet?" And its like a defeated head hang of shame and a "No, not yet."

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Jan 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting FriendsOffBitch:</b>" Don't take this the wrong way, but does he have a big head? lol. My daughter's head is ginormous. huge. ... [snip!] ... know the truth, I said of course I did.. her exact words to me were "Well, she has a really big head, and gravity's a b***h.""</blockquote>



Lmao!!!!! Yes he has a very large melon. He got it from his daddy's side. They don't have foreheads they have five and sixheads.

Blue mommy Japan 134 posts
Jan 1st '13

You said it yourself. Every baby is different. My son was slower. He didnt crawl until 8 months and was walking at 9 after he had tubes. He had constant fluid in his ears that made his stability hard. My 9 month old daughter though has been crawling since 6 months, pushes her puppy walker, has taken her first unassisted step.



If you are worried its never a bad idea to bring it up to your pedi

{tamz} Due April 19; 2 kids; Maryland 2549 posts
Jan 1st '13

So he is a butt scooter? Crawling on hands and knees makes it easier to pull up to stand. This was the problem DD had. We used to put fun stuff/contraband like cell phones and remotes, up on the couch to entice DD to pull up and even show her how.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Jan 1st '13

I know the feeling. My oldest was walking great by 10 months everything else was super early too. My second will be 1 the end if the month and she still isn't walking makes me feel like I screwed up somewhere. He sounds perfectly on track and I know you know that deep down.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Jan 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting {tamz}:</b>" So he is a butt scooter? Crawling on hands and knees makes it easier to pull up to stand. This was the ... [snip!] ... used to put fun stuff/contraband like cell phones and remotes, up on the couch to entice DD to pull up and even show her how."</blockquote>



Not a butt scooter but kind of like a worm LOL. You know how the army guys crawl with their elbows under like the rope nets ... that is how he crawls LOL.

FriendsOffBitch Calgary, Alberta 6867 posts
Jan 1st '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting FriendsOffBitch:</b>" Don't take this the wrong way, but does ... [snip!] ... Yes he has a very large melon. He got it from his daddy's side. They don't have foreheads they have five and sixheads."


My daughter got it from her daddy too! haha.



It made total sense to me, when her doctor said that. I couldn't imagine having to lug that melon around!

FriendsOffBitch Calgary, Alberta 6867 posts
Jan 1st '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting {tamz}:</b>" So he is a butt scooter? Crawling on hands and ... [snip!] ... of like a worm LOL. You know how the army guys crawl with their elbows under like the rope nets ... that is how he crawls LOL."


That's exactly how my daughter crawled!

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Jan 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" I know the feeling. My oldest was walking great by 10 months everything else was super early too. My ... [snip!] ... still isn't walking makes me feel like I screwed up somewhere. He sounds perfectly on track and I know you know that deep down."</blockquote>



He hits his milestones, but at the last possible moment to be in "normal" range. Seriously like the day before. And then everyone brags about their babies about his age then asks what he does and it's like I can just toss my hands up and all I got is "b***h he could eat your kid under the table and STILL be skinny...." lmao.

{tamz} Due April 19; 2 kids; Maryland 2549 posts
Jan 1st '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting {tamz}:</b>" So he is a butt scooter? Crawling on hands and ... [snip!] ... of like a worm LOL. You know how the army guys crawl with their elbows under like the rope nets ... that is how he crawls LOL."


ooh the army crawl, a classic :D Try the good stuff up on things to make him want to go up there, then show him he can get up there. He will figure it out on his own, but showing him how to do it can give him a jump start.

Derp Due January 10; 1 child; Camp Lejeune, NC, United States 11613 posts
Jan 1st '13

My son was on par with yours [to a T]. He didn't show any interest in crawling or sitting and didn't do much of either until about nine months (well, come to think of it he was sitting earlier than that but he definitely wasn't crawling a lot until we moved back in September so he was about 11 months before he really took off).



Fast forward to 15.5 months and he is walking up to six or seven steps at a time, he crawls faster than I can, he pulls himself up and can even make his way up onto the couch as of last night, etc. I think what really brought everything out in him was having a lot of play dates last month. He got to spend a lot of time with twin boys his age who were already walking and I think that got him interested in becoming more mobile. Before that he just didn't seem to care. His mind was totally there--he was interested in how toys worked, he loved having books read to him, he problem-solved, etc.--but his body wasn't caught up and he didn't seem to care.



Long story short, don't worry! Your son sounds just fine! They all progress at their own pace. I wouldn't worry unless he's not mobile by 18 months or something.