My ramblings and sort of a release of my thougths.
I think I have pretty much determined that Nathan may be delayed a bit in his gross motor skills. He is 10 months old now. He doens't stand up holding on to anything or pull himself up to a stand. I know that all kids develop differently but I can't help but wonder if his cranio is causing it. Some of the main concerns is that he doesn't crawl on his hands and knees but scoots himself along on his belly but only uses his right foot to push off. In alot of things he does he favors his right foot. That seems to be his stronger side. He also used to jump alot in his jumperoo. Now he still loves his jumperoo but doens't jump at all. Thinking back to when he was a newborn he never had that stepping reflex either. He doesn't wave bye bye altho he did in the last week or so start to clap. Oh and another major this is his lack of head control. My thougth is that since his head is long and narrow it would be hard to keep it balanced. But shouldn't his neck muscles have learned to compensate for that. Also if he is on his belly scooting around, every 5-10 seconds he puts his head down almost as if he is resting it. He also lays it on my shoulder all the time. All of these things I think about and wonder "is this because of his cranio? Or is this just how Nathan is? Is it going to all magically go away after his surgery?" I keep looking at my 10 month old and just keep saying to myself "he doens't look or act like a 10 month old" I've thought that for months now. But the only thing I have to compare him to is my other son who was walking at 9 months and climbed over the baby gates at 10 months. OK that is my ramblings on and I feel like I just needed to let that out. Any thoughts?