I have a confession to make. I don't care how long it takes Reagan to hit milestones. I've never compared any of my kiddos to any sort of standard when it comes to achievements. That is not to say that I'm not excited when they learn something new, I jump and cheer with the best of them. That is also not to say that I'm not interested in what others' kids are achieving. I "compare" just as a point of interest, it is interesting to see what different kids do at different ages. Perhaps being a teacher for so long hard wired me into not expecting people to travel at the same pace. That's good because I have never once had even a moment of sorrow about Reagan's slower development. (Actually I love that I get to savor the slower pace and really help her instead of wondering how she went from sleeping to walking seemingly overnight) It's actually really interesting to "compare" my children.
P.S. Reagan is excited to welcome to the world her newest cousin born this morning. Congratulations Baby Kaia on achieving your first milestone: being born! Welcome to the world sweetheart. :)