Part of having a 1 year old seems to be that I'm bound to be asked if Evie is walking yet. I cringe inside, because she hasn't even been crawling. I knew that she would likely not be crawling by 12 months, and I know that every child progresses at their own pace, but it still hurts a little to say no. It really helps me when people ask "What is Evie working on," instead of "Is she walking yet?" I want to hug them when they ask the question this way, because I've just been spared having to give an explanation. Usually they are people who have no idea about Evie's medical history, but it still smarts a bit. At this point, every baby progresses at their own pace, and I know that some kids don't even walk until they are 2 without having Trisomy 21. So it's still "acceptable" that she's not walking yet. However, Evie is doing pretty awesome. She is at about a 9 month old's motor skills, and she gets better by the week
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