Someone asked me recently "hows Harry?" Followed by "is he doing everything he's supposed to be doing?" And I thought how do I answer that?!
With my typically developing daughter I had the apps (she followed the wonder weeks to the letter), I went to baby classes, I went to mother and baby groups where inevitably start comparing your little ones and their progress. And then you worry. I worried if someone else's little darling was better at tummy time, could crawl before my little one, could walk before her, if another baby was munching on homemade bulgar wheat pancakes with a side of homemade organic quinoa ratatouille finishing with wild avocado puree while mine was still downing baby yogurt and cheese by the truck load. I checked in weekly to see what she "should" be doing and her development was perfect, but like anything, if you keep looking you'll find something.
So with Harry, I've stopped looking. I know he will hit every milestone that his typical sister did...just in his own time. And that's ok. What's the rush? While I will absolutely encourage him and work with him to reach his potential, I'm.not worried.I've rewritten my little book of expectations. And it's actually quite refreshing.
So "is Harry doing everything he *should* be doing?". Well, he's doing everything he could be doing. And thats good enough for me. He is doing his thing, in his world. And it seems a pretty cool place to be.💙💛