Do all mothers compare their children to other children? Do you wonder if your kids are meeting the proper milestones?
I haven't really felt it (although they are only 4 months old) until very recently. I have been given a couple of exersaucers and splurged and bought a very cheap ($20) jumperoo on Kijiji. The box says that these are for kids 4 months and up and who have head control. I thought my boys had pretty good head control so I went ahead and put them in to test it out. It wasn't as successful as I hoped and then I started worry. You see my boys are actually 4.5 months (haha...............as I write this I realize how ridiculous I sound) and they are so tiny in the seats. They don't touch the ground in the jumperoo and I had to stuff a towel behind them so that they didn't tip forward or backwards. So I did a little google research and read posts from women who had their babies in these devises as early as 3 months. Then I started to worry, okay just mildly but really what is the big deal. Geez, months ago I just wanted a healthy baby, a year ago I just wanted to be pregnant, and four years ago I just wanted a fighting chance at getting pregnant. Now all of a sudden I want super babies. Anyways, let's not even talk about the Jolly Jumper that they tip over in (although their head stays upright but what does that help). Hubby laughs at me and says they are just fine and tells me to remember that they were 5 weeks early so they are actually aren't even 4 months.
I am making a promise to myself that I will no longer compare my children. Although one more admission, when I see babies sitting unassisted on other blogs I always check to see how old they are because my guys don't sit up yet. Trust me it isn't a competition and even if my guys do everything way behind everyone else, I love them to bits and wouldn't change them for the world. I just worry for them. This is the most ridiculous post ever but I had to get it out there because I feel like I am keeping a dirty little secret.
P.S Hubby says parents lie about all kinds of milestones. He says that people who report having awesome sleepers who never wake up ever in the night are full of B.S. I like his way of thinking, it makes me feel better.