The Littlest Farmer had his developmental test today his last one was six month’s ago. I had forgotten how many of these they have or maybe there wasn’t as many when R and L were that age.
Six months ago I was told his speech was slow , he was too tall and too heavy for his age , he had a dimple at the base of his spine and he had no reflex to put his hands out in front of him when he fell. So six month’s later has much changed , we have found the reflex to put his hands out when he falls and that’s about it .
The littlest farmer is the average height and weight for a four year old and he is now only two years and three month’s . His speech is still not good and he should have a lot more words for his age . He has a good few words I think but they are all to do with at home here , the words he was asked was to do with a zoo. I have never done anything yet to do with the zoo with the littlest farmer but ask him about any farm animals and he will tell you what they are and makes of tractors , his colours and he can count to five. So we now have to go see a speech therapist to try and encourage him to talk more.
He still has his little dimple at the base of his spine and has started to limp on and off on his left leg , at first I had put it down to a twist or pull maybe but he had it again last week . The nurse thinks it might be related to his dimple so we are off to the doctor the get it checked and also a physio to see if they can help.
I think if you were a first time mother too many of these developmental’s would make you very concerned about your child . They focus on what is normal for the average child but I have yet to see two children that are the very same . Yes they are handy to spot anything huge that might be wrong but I think as a mother you would know this without a nurse telling you. If I hadn’t of had two children before and the littlest farmer was my first I would have found out so far that he is not developing normally , he is to tall, to heavy and now maybe this dimple is causing problems when he walks. If I was a first time Mam I would now be in a state of panic .
But I’m not what I see is a happy , healthy , noisy two year old who is to clever to waste time talking when he can just show us what he want’s but when pushed is well able to talk . I know he is huge compared to other kids his age but he is healthy and well and no different than his brother’s were. I would be a little worried about his dimple and his limp but I will cross whatever we find out when we find it out and until then he will just be my not normal normal two year old farmer :).