Today I read an entry from a blog I read regularly. This mom's 8 month old hit a huge milestone and is now sitting on his own. Sure, I'm happy for them. But this threw me into a tailspin of comparisons and concern. Nate is almost 13 months and still doesn't seem anywhere near being able to sit on his own. Our PT (who I think is amazing and doing a great job) keeps assuring me it's because he is such a squirmy guy. He really has no interest in staying in one spot. He's a roller and he's doing some rocking on hands and knees, but he really has to be entertained to sit up (while being supported) for any length of time. He just shoots his hips forward and slides right out of sitting position.
So, this is tough for me. The source of the most help and kinship comes from the blogs of other parents who have children with DS. But now that Nate seems to be falling behind even the DS curve, I don't know where to go.
Am I doing something wrong? Not doing enough? Or am I just being impatient and this other child sitting up at 8 months is way ahead of schedule?
I don't know, but I'm really in a bummer of a mood now.