Today I like to share an update about Oliver’s development. He is now 10,5 month old. Only 1,5 month until his 1st Birthday. I’m very excited to celebrate his first birthday and I’m already busy organising his birthday party but I’m sure I will be very emotional on the 21st of November, that’s something for later to worry about. Now I like to share my proud moments about Oliver with you.
A lot happened last week developing wise with Oliver. It looked like he had a little break with his development. There were still some little new things he discovered or learnt but no big developments like sitting.
It took Oliver a while to sit properly. He was able to sit but he never seemed to like it and pushed himself always back straight away. We were a bit concerned about it. It made us also worry that all the other babies of his age could already sit or do even more.
I decided to mention it to the health visitor. To be honest I was expecting her to say not to worry about it, that she would tell me every child develops their own way. Unfortunately she was a bit worried about it. As all babies need to be able to sit. It’s possible that they skip crawling but sitting is really necessary. When I mentioned it to her Oliver was 9 months old and she thought he must have been able to sit by that age. She wanted to give it another month otherwise she would advise us to go to a physiotherapist.
I was all worried but I kept also thinking positive as I thought he would be alright. If he didn’t sat properly by 10 months and he needed to have some physiotherapy then that was fine. Some babies just need some more support with things.
About 2 weeks ago he started to sit better and better still not perfect but it was a big improvement. Like I said before a lot happened with Oliver’s development last week. First he decided to sit very properly and straight just out of the blue. You don’t want to know how proud I am of him. I was already proud of him anyway but when I saw how perfectly he sat down and watching tele for a while it melt my heart. He sits so beautiful and straight now that I could learn from that as I’m always sitting like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
He also started to pull himself up on everything and Saturday he decided to crawl up to stairs. What a progress he made. The easy days are over now the way he moves and climbs up everything but that doesn’t matter we enjoy every single minute with Oliver and it’s great to see how he grows. I have laughed a lot the past week about the things he did, like cheeky climbing on the table.
Finishing of this post I’d like to give some advice about your child’s development. It really is true that every child develops different. I was worried about Oliver not sitting yet and I was comparing him with all the other babies it also didn’t helped what other people say or make disapproval comments about him not sitting yet or not doing other things what their babies can do at a certain age. Oliver was indeed later with sitting then average babies and I was worried but now I see how well he is doing with his development I’m really convinced he wasn’t just ready for it yet. He didn’t liked it first at all and now he loves it so there is also no need to push him doing something because he should have been able doing it by a certain age. And if he needed some extra support that would have been fine either. I’m just trying to say don’t make yourself crazy because of other babies or kids do already more than your child does or when people make harsh comments about your child not doing something yet. Your child will get there in the end when he or she is ready for it. If Oliver is going to walk later than average I will be more relaxed as I know he will be able doing it, he will do it one day when he is ready for it.