So Dahlia, at age 11 months, is still not crawling. She scoots on her belly pretty good (backwards) and she still rolls when necessary but she hasn't quite gotten the forward motion yet.
I'm tempted to wrap her in swiffer cloths and have her dust my living room floor - is that bad?
Yesterday at ECFE the teacher gave me some info for the, well, I guess "special ed" for pre-school-aged kids/babies through the school system. She suggested I call them and set up a time for Dahlia to be observed. She said that because she's over 11 months and not crawling it was time to maybe do something about it. And that could be as little as a few suggestions on how to get her moving.
I feel torn about it. I mean, I don't really think that ANYTHING is 'wrong' with Dahlia. So she's a little slow at crawling. Big deal. I'm not the most physical of people. I walked late. Whatever it's fine. Part of me says - heck yeah, if she needs a little help or encouragement to get spot-on developmentally, then I'll all for it. And then the Mamacita part kicks in and hates the fact that she's not *perfect* and needs help and blah blah blah. It's a constant battle in my brain.
I had a dream last night that she started crawling - FAST. It was so funny looking. So far none of that yet this morning but she did whizz across the kitchen floor, right to Beavis's cat food, in record time this morning.
So, I talked to the woman at this program and she's going to talk to the PT to see if she thinks she wants to come and observe Dahlia at ECFE next Monday. By then she could be crawling. Who knows.
Dahlia also has zero teeth. I guess there's not a whole lot we can do to 'encourage' their arrival!