it's been three months since our last pedi appt. Avery is still not
walking and her vocabulary has not expanded to more than "DAH".
I'm really starting to get anxious about our next appt. (her 15 month)
The progress she has made is good, but certainly not significant. She can communicate with us but still says very little more than "DAH". She can sign "more", "Milk", "all done" and "Dog". She waves "bye bye" or "Hi"... She has made up her own signs for "Outside" and "I want that" (she points and makes the sign for 'milk'). She will nod her head "yes" or "no".
She can follow simple commands...when she wants to. If she is not in the mood to listen, you might as well be talking to a brick wall. But - I can tell her to wash her foot and tummy in the tub. I can tell her to put "X" in a basket and she will follow my command. I can tell her to get certain items (Books, Balls, Stuffed Dog) and give them to me. She points to various farm animals from a book, she recognizes cats, dogs, monkeys from books.
She is not silent at all. She babbles ALL OF THE TIME. She is noisy - oh man she's noisy! She sings along w/ songs. She growls at us wanting us to growl back (yes, we are seriously silly). She blows raspberries and does other various sounds with her mouth.
Her physical movement is progressing but she's still not walking. She crawls like a pro. She can climb up on things (scaring the crap out of me!). She cruises. She walks when we hold BOTH of her hands, but panics when we let go. She doesn't stand on her own because she is terrified of letting go.
I know i am obsessing about this and I really apologize for my repetitiveness. I am just starting to get a knot in my stomach (again) about what the pedi will say next week. I just would LOVE LOVE LOVE for her to start talking more - or trying to repeat after us more.
it's so hard to see kids Avery's age (or younger) excel around her. I get a feeling of failure everytime I see a kid that is her age doing things that she's not.
Do you have any advice on what I should focus on when I talk to the pedi?