Want to know why?
I'm really quite convinced that my daughter has serious developmental issues that the many therapists she sees seem to gloss over, "she's doing so much better" they say. I don't think I'm imagining this.
Here are some things I notice regularly:
Kaitlyn is almost 16 months adjusted
-She has never pointed or indicated that she wants something- ever
-she doesn't try to get me to help her - ever
-Although she will smile and walk towards me and say "papa" if I come in from outside - as soon as I pick her up she refuses to look at me and arches and wants down
-She often likes to rub or bang (not very hard) her head against things, this makes her smile sometimes
-She walks around repeating sounds, like "hmm,hmm" over and over and over, more of a whine that baby gibberish
-it is very hard to get her to look at us
-she still really doesn't like to be held- she becomes very agitated and upset
-babies /toddlers I see when held by mom hold on to mom, kaitlyn really doens't hold on to me-
-she'll usually respond to her name (a very good thing, as this is a big autistic trait) but there are times when she completely igornes you (this seems beyond just toddler tuning out to me), it's like she has no idea you are right next to her calling her name repeatedly
That's all I can think of for the moment.
In a month she has another NICU developmental follow up.
Here's a link that will show you why I feel sick to my stomach.