Does Your Child Do Any of These?

My son is delayed in motor skills due to his heart (which has greatly improved). However, there are some things he should be doing now or months ago but is not . Also, he does some rather unusual things, too. Keep in mind, he can feed himself table foods (just hasn't mastered spoon feeding), but everything else seems to be a struggle for him.
He has not crawled yet, his legs are still unstable and wobbly when trying to walk, or he will march like a soldier. He also moves his head back and forth rapidly, among a few other odd things. I was not concerned before but now I am beginning to worry.

I know he is smart because he knows how to work some electronics here, believe it or not (which surprises me). But, I am concerned with some things listed above.

I aim to talk to his pediatrician, but I am curious if other mothers have experienced this,

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
12/17/14
Melissa Middleton
No, at the last appointment he wasn't. He said if he didn't start to walk at 18 months, then we would need to discuss some things. I know he is above average when it comes to figuring things out and mimicking things, but he is very behind when it comes to motor skills.
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12/18/14
Melissa Middleton
He does have a PT for his hands, and will continue to see him after his surgery. I do the exercises she suggests, but maybe he just needs more time.
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12/18/14
Melissa Middleton
I do, too. I am still worried about his surgery, even though it is nothing too drastic.
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    12/17/14
    One of my nieces had problems with her legs not being strong enough. We bought her a jonny jump up (hangs on a door frame and babecan make themselves bounce). She could jump around and strengthen her muscles up.

    Some of the odd 'tics' (for lack of a better word) could simply him figuring out what his body can do.

    I would stick with your plan and talk to the pediatrician. ;)
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    12/18/14
    Melissa Middleton
    He does have a Johnny Jumper but we rarely use it.
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      12/18/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I just get discouraged because too many people keep asking my why he isn't do this or that; it's rather frustrating. When we took him to the ER last night for his ears, a nurse told me something that makes sense. She said babies, sometimes, will focus on gross motor skills, which make the other motor skills take a back seat. Jonah focuses a lot on trying to figure things out and trying to talk.
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      12/18/14
      Melissa Middleton
      Oh, last night he did pull himself up to stand and got so excited, as well as I. I was cheering and rooting him on. I was so thrilled!
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        12/18/14
        My first three kids I was worried because the cousings their same age seemed to be doing things faster than them... Every kid goes at a different pace.
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          12/19/14
          Melissa Middleton
          Thank you, ladies. I appreciate all the support and comments. That made me more at ease.
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          About Melissa Middleton
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          Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com