I try not to compare Alexis to other babies. I see babies younger than her, both those with and without Down Syndrome, who can roll over or sit up, and I tell myself that every baby is different. And I also remind myself that even though she's 7 months old, because she was in the hospital for over 2 months, PT and OT expect her to be at the level of a baby 2 months younger. But I can't help it. I hear of a baby that's younger and doing all these things that Lexi can't yet do, and I wince. Just a bit, but I do.
But then, the day before Thanksgiving, she rolled over. Jason was with her so wouldn't you know, I missed it. But she did it. She was on her stomach and rolled on to her back. And she did it more than once. Hallelujah!!!!! Today she finally did it for me. Twice. And you can tell she wants to flip the other way as well. It's amazing how much more those milestones mean with Alexis.
And please know, that while I wish for her to reach these milestones, and become overjoyed when she does, I still appreciate every day that's she's a baby. I love her tiny features, her full cheeks, her funny baby laugh. This is our last baby. I'm enjoying every moment of it.