Monday, April 7, 2008

Is It Me, Them, Or Neither?

Lately I've started to worry about the twins. I know I'm not supposed to compare them to other people, but it's really hard not to. Everyone at Ricky's work keeps asking if they're walking yet. No, only one of them is barely crawling. They're not sitting up on their own yet, they're not pulling up yet, they're not talking yet, they're not walking yet, they're not using sippy cups yet, and they just recently started rolling over really good. All of this at nine months old. I just feel like they should be doing so much more.

Part of me wants to blame myself for not working with them as much as I should. I feel like I should be right there with them 24 hours a day right by their sides instead of letting them do some things on their own together.

Am I crazy? Am I paranoid? Am I not doing enough? I hate this feeling.

Britney Marie


Sheena said...

Try not to worry yourself too much. I know how hard it is seeing other peoples kids and going "huh..." I do this ALL the time with my friends kids. One thing is that twins are usually slower to progress. I don't know why but it's true.

If you really feel worried I would suggest asking your pediatrician about getting them evaluated. A friend of mine whose girls are the same age as yours just did and they were able to reassure her and able to give her some tips and suggestions of ways to help.

Heather said...

Yup, you're crazy ;-) (I know, I'm so helpful. How do you stand it?)