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Developmental milestones

Postby Katy91 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:26 am

I'm hoping someone can help me stop being an anxious mommy! I have a healthy, beautiful 4-month-old son, born after IVF. When I read the charts of baby milestones, he meets a lot of them. But he is having some trouble lifting his head when he's on his stomach. He does it, but clearly not with as much control as you might think.

He actually has a big head! So I wonder if it might literally weigh him down...

How do I stop worrying about all these things? He just turned 4 months on Saturday - I'm sure he's in range of doing what needs to be done. But I keep wondering if I'm doing something wrong, or not enough.
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Postby kholtan » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:30 pm

Hey Katy!

I totally understand your worry! My almost 6 month old twin boy has a rather big head himself and we were in the same boat. He has actually always been able to hold it up but not with as much control as his sister. She is stable Mable but he's a bit more like a Weeble Wobble. It's very sweet. Although he rolled over yesterday for the first time before his stable sister! Go figure???

Our son has a condition that he will grow out of that makes his head larger than normal and all our Dr.'s have said that the milestones for babies w/ larger heads just take a bit more time but he won't be rolling to kindergarten so don't worry. I guess TONS of babies have big head issues it's just not any big deal.

So sit back, let him do his thing, and enjoy that he'll need you a few more weeks than a baby that can do it all so fast! He'll be where he needs to be when he's ready. A lesson we have had to learn as well! :wink:

Take care~
Me 35, DH 35
Ectopic Oct. 2005
IVF transfer 1-21-07. . .TWINS!!!!


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Postby Katy91 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:51 pm

Thank you so much - you have relieved my mind! I can't even believe I have gotten myself so worked up about this...
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Postby deepa100 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:39 pm

Hi Katy,
I have a boy with big head as well. He is starting to sit on his own now at 7 mo. without falling forward. He is also doing tummy time more easily. I think yours will be just fine. It is just a matter of time.
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Postby meg12 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:11 pm

Isn't it funny that we just can't stop worrying? Or maybe it's not so much funny as pitiful...anyway, there was a great article in our local paper about ages and stages with a link to this website. It's a university of oregon study evidently, anyway it has a survey about things that your baby does and then it let's you know if your baby falls into the "normal" range. The site is asq.uoregon.edu

I thought it was interesting!

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