Just a little Sabine update today: my baby girl is growing up! She has been playing pretend for several months now. Yesterday we pretended to put her stuffed animals to bed. We would lay them on the rug, put a soft pillow under their heads and then cover them up. I would say night night and she would pat their heads and back and then giggle hysterically. It was one of the first times we have “played pretend” together and it filled my heart with happiness.
Sabine is such a sweet, gentle soul. While other kids are running around wildly, she is sitting on the side putting hats on her animals and giving them hugs. She has started to tear off tiny pieces of toilet paper and hand them to her animals in an act that I’m pretty sure is her giving them “lovies,” just like I give her lovies. Sabine is different than a lot of other kids and I have to remind myself that this is ok. We are a week shy of 19 months and she still is not walking. She is totally capable of it, and we have even seen her do it once or twice, but she prefers to crawl everywhere, dragging an army of farm animals in her wake.
I have a call into Early Intervention and am waiting on them to call back with our appointment to have her assessed. In the meantime, I am enjoying my sweet little kid who loves her farm animals with a passion, brushes her rubber ducky’s teeth, puts washcloth hats on her stuffed cats and giggles with wild abandon while trying to feed our real cats crackers and Mum Mum’s.
Where have your kids excelled? Where have they been delayed?