First of all, I am a special education teacher who is probably too informed on child development and what to look for when it comes to disabilities so I apologize in advanced for being a crazed worry wart.
Now, My friend gave birth to her son three days after I gave birth to mine so they are the same age. She is watching him for a few days as a favor to me so the past two days I have been able to see them together and I've made some observations. One, DS throws, hits, and is drawn more to lights and sounds more than her quiet playing boy. Two, DS seems to get uber involved in what he is playing with and does not respond to noises like adults talking while her son looks at the speaker, regardless of what he is doing. Three, DS only smiles sometimes. Her son smiles often. (There are some more but those are the major ones...)
Basically, I keep telling myself that its just who they are as people but in the back of my head I think something is up with DS. I just feel that her son is more appropriately developed than mine... someone tell me I'm crazy or share your experience, even if it means I am not crazy. **Thanks for being my sounding board.**