Melissa - posted on 10/08/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
What stages have your children gone through? At what point did they learn certain things? I've always been interested in how differently children develop! I'll start it off :0) ...
My name is Melissa, my son Is Padraic. He was born December 11, 2009. He was 18 days early, and measured at 10 lb 3 oz and 22 inches long. He scored a 9.9 on the APGAR, which I found interesting because he was born via c-section, and they say children born that way tend to have respiratory issues at first, along with the fact that he was nearly 3 weeks early! Moving on ...
1 month - holding head up (first day, actually)
3 months - eating solids
4 months - sitting up on his own
6 months - crawling
7 months - FINALLY holding his own bottle lol
8 months - first words (Dada, Nana, Mama)
9 months - more words (Papa, Hello, a-duu = all done lol)
We're very close to walking! He can walk a fair distance so long as you hold his hand, but he's still unsure of himself on his own. I had started walking at 9 months so I was hoping he would do the same, but I'm thinking he'll be walking just fine by the end of his 10th month.
The reason I'm so curious about these developments is because I work in a daycare and I see so many children of the same age being at such different levels. While Padraic was sitting up perfectly at 4 months, there are two infants older than that who still have no back strength what-so-ever, but at the same time there is an infant younger than all of them who is already holding his own bottle! All babies grow and develop differently, but I always find it fascinating who's babies are doing what and when. Plus it gives us a chance to brag, and what mother doesn't love doing that??!!