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To really hate this other baby

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ElectrifiedTrack Fri 09-Nov-12 17:53:55

DS is 8 months and maybe on the slightly late side of developmental milestones. Eg only just decided he likes rolling etc. Well anyway, there is another baby that managed to do everything a good few months before DS -she is older than him but I know because her mum showed me her booklet and she's fecking babbling at 3 months, rolling at 4, getting herself up to sitting at 7 months etc.

AIBU to HATE this other baby with a passion???

Well AI???

This other baby, btw, is me, well according to my mum's archive of booklets just discovered in the loft. Damn and blast!

GlitterySkulls Fri 09-Nov-12 17:56:55

i was all set to tell you how horrible & petty you were being grin

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Fri 09-Nov-12 17:57:26

I was a genius baby. Walking at 10 month, talking in sentences at 18 month.

My son walked at 10 month. Starting to talk in.sentences and he is 3 this month.

I may have been genius then but I am no longer.

NevilleBarnes Fri 09-Nov-12 17:58:05

Do you really need to ask?
YABVVVVU to hate a baby.

It's not a competition. My first DC walked at 10 months. My second crawled at 5 months and walked at 12 months. My third didn't even roll til he was 12 months. Everyone's different. And it's all ok.

SirBoobAlot Fri 09-Nov-12 17:58:47

I was about to say you should tell the other mum to shut the hell up, and then I read the bottom part grin

NevilleBarnes Fri 09-Nov-12 17:58:53

OOps blush

note to self - read the whole thread blush

stinkinseamonkey Fri 09-Nov-12 17:59:00

baby cows and sheep can walk at day 1! wink

GladbagsGold Fri 09-Nov-12 17:59:32

Your mum has probably only just got round to filling that book in you know - no one ever fills stuff in as it happens. Then your memory goes...

Clearly you need to fill in DS's book even earlier just so your grandchildren have something to aim for wink

Tweasels Fri 09-Nov-12 18:01:42

I'm waiting for the PO to come along after not reading the OP properly.

My DB walked at 8 months, He tells people this all the time like it makes some kind of athlete or something. It always makes me chuckle.

Sirzy Fri 09-Nov-12 18:04:54

I am amazed someone actually filled in one of those books!

ElectrifiedTrack Fri 09-Nov-12 18:05:30

It's weird because I do genuinely feel quite jealous when I read that baby's notes, have to keep reminding myself that the baby is me! Am I to be pleased that I was so advanced modest or am I to wonder if my parenting skills are somehow lacking compared with my mum's if she managed to get a baby to do all those things so quickly??

The alternatives are

-Mum is exaggerating (highly likely)
-DH'a genes have got in the mix and are now letting the side down (almost a definite, I'd say)

Illgetmycoat Fri 09-Nov-12 18:05:55

Oh my god, don't believe anything written in the baby booklet! I filled mine in with a large pinch of wishful thinking.

TidyDancer Fri 09-Nov-12 18:05:57

I walked at about nine months and was holding proper conversations at under two apparently.

DP was a lazy bugger and didn't walk stably until 18 months or talk properly until 4.

Guess which one of us gets lauded as a genius now?

Yep, it's DP.

But YANBU, that other baby sounds awful. wink

Sirzy Fri 09-Nov-12 18:07:01

My parenting skills must be very lacking then. Ds didn't walk until 17 months, is 3 next week and his speech is still 'behind' a lot of his peers.

He is happy and (fairly) healthy though so I must be doing something right!

TheProvincialLady Fri 09-Nov-12 18:09:56

I knew a baby like that when I had DS1. Smiled first, rolled all over the flipping place at 4m, walked early etc etc and I was BITTER. Luckily DS2 was an early do-er so I could feel smug and I really, really did (hid it well though I doubt). I Feel like a massive twat about it now of course.

Tweasels Fri 09-Nov-12 18:14:41

I was at baby clinic with DS1 when another baby was cruising round the furniture but looked very young. I asked how old he was and he was same age as DS about 7 months I think. DS had just started sitting up. They then asked how old my DS was and I lied and said he was only 5 months. I cringe when I think about that now. What the fuck was I thinking blush

MummytoKatie Fri 09-Nov-12 18:18:47

I felt very smug this weekend when my parents informed me that dd is very advanced in comparison to where I was at her age.

And then I thought about it......

Mousefunk Fri 09-Nov-12 18:21:37

To me you hit milestones at average age.

TessCowDirect Fri 09-Nov-12 18:21:49

I was fully potty trained at 6 months and held down a full time job by the time I was 2.

All word of mouth of course, development booklets were not invented when I was a wonder child.


cheekydevil Fri 09-Nov-12 18:27:08

My poor little DD was in a Pavlick Harness as a baby (until 9 months) so didn't get to sit until she was 1yr and walk much later, it's all gravy though they get there in the end.
She was a good talker etc though cos I guess the poor little thing could use all her energy concentrating instead.
By the time they start reception they are all pretty much the same?

Enfyshedd Fri 09-Nov-12 18:34:54

(Disclaimer - Not wanting to sound smug, but I might)

DD is 5 1/2mo. She first rolled over by design at 3 1/2mo, & started crawling a weel later. She's a nightmare to keep an eye on as she won't tolerate being in a travel cot/playpen, so has to be on the floor.

She still can't sit up un supported though which seems to really piss her off.

MissWinklyParadiso Fri 09-Nov-12 18:37:40

YANBU. Wait til it's an adult then smack it wink

EuroShagmore Fri 09-Nov-12 18:40:00

Your husband is definitely to blame here.

ImperialBlether Fri 09-Nov-12 18:43:21

I remember thinking my daughter was fantastic company when she was a baby. I had the best conversations of my life with her. She was about a month old at the time.

MaryMungoAndMidgies Fri 09-Nov-12 18:46:30

Snort at MissWinklyParadiso

Soup everywhere grin

I am a twin. My twin has always been the first to do everything. Not that I'm bitter or anything...


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