Friday, March 11, 2011

Dare I ask the question...?

Got in at 2am last night from San Francisco. I woke up sneezing and now I have a full fledged cold thanks to  American 'we are a petri dish' Airlines. I actually didn't realize at first because we were watching the awful aftermath of the earth quake. Orders of magnitude and all that.

Oh how lovely to see my little ones again. To hold and cuddle them. To feed and bathe them. To be their mom.  I really hope they don't get sick from me but I just couldn't help swooping them up at every opportunity.  I am so grateful to our nanny for being such a terrific care taker. I just couldn't have managed today without her.

I have a question for you all. Just writing this question seems really hard. I can't help notice how different the kids are from each other. Mimi I understand. She is a baby with baby responses. Pip is much more demanding, emotional and physically jerky. His feet are in second position still and he refuses to stand, or at least brace. OK I am clearly freaking out. Any ideas out there. I'm not (just) looking for the good news, if you know what I mean.

Now I am going to bed with some cold medicine.


  1. What do you mean by his feet being in "second position"? Do they turn in? Does your daughter put weight on her feet when you stand her?

    For comparison at 7 months, both of my twins were actively standing and jumping in an exersaucer. Not sure if that helps?

    Feel better!

  2. Hi, I don't really comment but to answer your question (but do remember i don't have twins there might some difference there). When my son was 6 months old, i noticed that he would not bear weight on his legs. I was worried too. I took him to a doctor, who told me everything was okay. But my son refused to bear weight at 7 months too, I got paranoid. I took him to PT. He was diagnosed with mils spasticity on one leg. He was on day time, as well as night time braces. We were told that he will take time time to stand and walk. But with regular PT, and the braces, Danny was standing with support by 9 months and started walking at 1 year! I am not saying your son has any problem. Maybe take him to your ped?

  3. Of course all babies develop at different paces, and having twins is going to exacerbate any differences since you watch them together. But I really believe being aware of what is going on with each one is the best thing you can do. As long as your ped says he is on track, I wouldn't worry too much at this point, but keep watching (like you'd quit).

    My son was not standing at 11 months, and we got an appt with PT for an eval, but by the time the appt came 2 wks later he was not only standing but walking.

    I guess I would suggest talking to the ped about your concerns, even if it is scary to bring up - if there IS a problem (and chances are everything is fine) but early detection and correction can make a huge difference. Best of luck my friend, thinking of you.