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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post.

Lance and Heather said...

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Melissa, Josh, Owen and Nathan said...

Hi! Nathan's walker is the Otto Bock Nurmi Neo. Apparently it is a new design that just came out this year. The seat is just one of many accessories that you can add. I love it because it is so much lighter than the other one we saw and it came in 2 colours...blue or green.

Haha...yes we will keep dancing! Love just goofing around with the kids. Jack Johnson is a big hit around here right now. We go in phases lol.