Friday, October 26, 2007
I'm Not Adjusting Anymore
As you all know, our trio was born 3 months early, so for the first 2 years of their lives we talked in adjusted months rather than real months. Doctor and developmental appointments focused on their adjusted age. It gave them sort of a grace period to reach developmental milestones. In addition, I felt when discussing milestones with friends and acquaintances I had to explain that...yes they are X months in real age but only Y months in adjusted age. It made me feel better when comparing to other children...it helped me feel almost normal. I still have people ask...when did they start talking, walking, etc. Well, we're not adjusting anymore. Does it really matter how we compare to everyone else? We all have a different perspective. We still have a few minor developmental issues for Mack and Sophie and few major ones for Grace but it is all in the perspective. Billie explains this perfectly in her blog about Perspective.