My only concern is actually going and ticking boxes about my child and their development. Most Mums probably love going especially with their first to smile and enjoy hearing how well their baby is doing. I don't. It reminds me of taking Cooper and having to realise again and again how developmentally different he really was.
I do know this is not Cooper it is Woody.
The health nurse rattled off a list of questions which honestly Pepper answered far more full of knowledge than me. She was able to tell her the words that Woody can say and when he says them. She told her that Woody has four teeth which he cleans each morning and night. She knew that he can stand my himself for moments and that he was trying to take some steps. She told her what he eats for each meal and that he uses a spoon to devour anything and everything. As she spoke I smiled as she relayed information about her brother which such love and admiration. Nurturing and caring.
He tracked an object with his eyes, he held a ball, he turned his head towards a sound. All because his brain just tells him to do it.
Cooper insists he is so clever, this baby brother of his. ( I secretly think clever has nothing to do with it. His brain is typical, it is not damaged, it does what it does naturally, without question).
Cooper is so proud of his brothers agility. He cant believe he is only one and he can climb up onto the kitchen bench already. Neither can I.
Then we weighed and measured.
His head is bigger than average which is no genetic surprise and his length is Just above average at 76cms.
11.3kgs. Sitting on the scales.
Do you know it took Cooper up until four years old to crack the 10 kg mark?. Woody is thriving. He is spot on in all areas. He is a delight. It was an easy appointment for him, for me, if only I did not have to remember or be reminded that the first time round was so very different but then thats the reason I know to enjoy every little milestone now.
This past weeks milestones:
- Coopers first sail
- Cooper put his own pants and top on.
- Woody stood by himself
- Woody drew with pencils
- Pepper started to recognise sight words while reading.
- Pepper started dance class
- Pepper learnt to skip
- Woody weaned fully.
I am joining Ellen in her writing prompt. Pop over and read some beautiful words shared by other Mums.