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August 18th, 2004, 09:48 AM
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Brandon will be fourteen months in a couple of weeks and doesn't seem close to being able to walk. I try not to get discouraged cause I guess its not really that far behind schedule but my other two walked around ten months. I know that Brandon was a preemie but Angie was four weeks early and had no delays with walking. I know he is making progress but I just get kind of bummed sometimes.

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August 18th, 2004, 02:46 PM
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Boy do I understand that feeling (((Patty))).
How early was Brandon? I know I read about his vision impairment, but I really didn't know what it meant. I know it is quite common for kids with VI's to walk later- it makes sense if you think about it- they can't see where they are going, and being that "high" (standing without holding on to something) could be kind of scary. Is he cruising?
Anika didn't walk until she was almost 17 months old btw, it took a while, but she did it
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August 18th, 2004, 03:57 PM
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Ella is just walking now and it is only a few steps here and there--every baby moves along at their own schedule so don't worry!
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September 2nd, 2004, 06:43 PM
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I completely understand how you feel!! At 14 mos Cade couldn't do anything but sit up and even that he couldn't do unless you put him in the position. I really think Brandon is doing good - it is hard when they kind of get into a lull in the development, I know for me it is anyway. Just know that we completely understand!!

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September 2nd, 2004, 08:40 PM
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Hey Patty will you stop rushing this poor guy! ;-) ((((HUGS))))

I want to let you know yes he MAY BE delayed due to his VI BUT my Alexis was a late walker just because...she started to walk at 17.5 months old. She took her first big steps on Christmas night (best gift she could ever give me!) I too was worried by 15 months and still no walking because 1) I'm a paranoid mommy and 2.) she has a strawberry birthmark above her buttocks and I was told to keep any eye on it because it could grow deep into the spine and/or could be signs of spinal bifida but thank goodness she is fine. So give it more time, because once he does start walking you will wish he'd stop LOL.

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September 3rd, 2004, 11:48 AM
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The average age of walking for a child at term is 14-15months, not 12 months or earlier as alot of people believe. Being early can delay that even more, but the VI will be what(if anything) causes him to be delayed. Most dr's aren't concerned with a term child with no health isses until they're 18-24months and not walking.
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