First, Ive been absent from the bump a long time- new job, longer commute, holidays.. I know, no excuse. I hope you all are well.
That said, I'm revisiting in part for advice - though please, for the sake of my sanity, please don't sound the alarm, because I'm already stressed out.
My son was 8 months on dec 22 and he still isnt sitting well; he can sit for a little bit- maybe a couple minutes- but he inevitably tumbles over (which he seems perfectly content about, because then he just opts for his belly and back, which he loves). I knew he was sorta later than the norm on this, but wasn't freaking myself out about it since my doctor didn't seem concerned.
Well, this morning, the daycare center director and nursery teacher sat my husband down after he dropped my son off to tell him they're concerned about him developmentally, and recommend that he go see a specialist. They said theyd have paperwork for a specialist ready for him at the end of the day, and even went so far to say they're surprised that my doctor is not concerned.
He called me, and I of course called my pediatrician, who reiterated what she had said before- that she is not concerned and won't be for another month, since he is gradually getting better at it, and tends to topple when he's distracted.. I called daycare and communicated this- saying that if they could work with him on it (get him sitting as much as possible, etc) that would be great, but that we're waiting a month before doing anything further. They seemed fine with that.
I have mixed feelings- I can't help but be freaked out, despite my doctor's reassurances, and I am also sorta annoyed at the daycare. I want them to tell me when they're concerned, of course, but to go so far as to assert that they feel there is a problem, recommend a specialist, and insinuate that our doctor should be concerned, seems alarmist to me (especially for first-time parents). Shouldnt they have said they were concerned, and that they recommend we talk to our doctor?
Sigh. Our little guy seems very close to crawling (scooting like crazy) and loves to stand on our legs with us supporting him, so he seems to be moving right along on those departments. I just wish he'd get the sitting down so I dont have to freak out anymore.