Comparing Your Children’s Milestones

When you have two children its hard not to compare them. There are some things about J Myster that were amazing when he was 4 months old. He was already rolling over and  very very mobile. Then you have little laid back Baby B who is content for hours laying on his back, and depending on the demeanor of which he’s put on his tummy, will just lie there with his head on the floor sucking on his fingers but won’t attempt rolling over. He’s quite happy as long as he’s comfortable. But with J Myster I fell into the horrible trap of rocking him to sleep when he was a newborn, just call it new mom syndrome. I did it because I enjoyed it, but later it produced bad sleep habits. Thankfully Baby B can be put to bed without that as long as its dark. I did think I was going to have a problem with him since he slept with me for a few months while I was healing from my c-section, but he successfully sleeps alone now and the great thing about him, he sleeps til at least 6am a lot of the time. J Myster was waking every three hours to eat for almost 9 months!!

Other contrasts of my two boys deal with temperament. J is really high-strung and sensitive and Baby B is a little more laid back in comparison to their personalities. But as far as milestones are concerned Baby B seems a little behind J Myster. At 16 weeks he’s still not rolling over but in comparison he’s so much more social. Will flash you the biggest grin, talk to you and he started cooing a lot earlier. Sometimes its hard not to compare and contrast them, but over all in the grand scheme of things, I’m glad I have two little boys who although seem identical in pictures but just years apart have different personalities. I’m thankful for my little family and although there are many times in one day I want to scream from the chaos of it all, I am blessed to have two adorable boys.

Did you compare your children’s milestones? Were you surprised if one fell a little behind or if one was super fast at doing everything they attempted to do?

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

3 thoughts on “Comparing Your Children’s Milestones

  1. I’ve noticed that my two are completely different! My son was waaaaaay ahead of the curve with his motor development. His speech and language are severely delayed. It’s like he chose to focus all of his energies on one skill set lol and my daughter is taking her time to walk and has been real chill with motor skills but is a chatty chatty little lady. At 12 months, she says “HI” to everyone and says mama and dada and i swear she’s trying to say a few other things too like, “what’s that?”. It’s so funny how different our kids are. Reminds me that they are their own unique people <3

  2. I only have 1 little one so far but I doubt I will ever compare. Kids all learn different things at different times and it doesn’t necessarily say anything about their level of intelligence. For example, my brother learned to talk late, and now he is a genius!

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