Well, I bet that title got your attention. It did me too when Carter's pediatrician told us we need to take lil' C to see an infant neurologist. Let me back up a little and let you know a little back ground info. At Carter's 6 month appointment, I mentioned to our WONDERFUL ped. that Carter wasn't into jumping in the excer-saucer, wanting to pull himself up or even trying to crawl. At the time, I knew I was sounding like one of those moms who compares one kid with the other, but I also know as an educator how important these milestones are in an infants development. I wasn't too concerned but just mentioned to the dr. to see what he would say. He told me not to worry but if he wasn't doing any of those things at 7 1/2 months to bring him back in just to make sure everything was okay. I will pause for another moment to tell you he does everything else that a child at his age should be doing, that I felt really ashamed to be concerned. A part of me really felt that I was being a perfectionistic mom and that he didn't live up to my expectations. But last week when I took him back to the dr. my worse fear unfolded. When he walked into the room, I was just certain he would tell me that everything is fine and that I am being a peranoid mother. But he didn't. He told me that at 8 months he really should be interested in getting around, jumping in his excer-saucer, standing up, bearing weight on his knees (even if he wasn't crawling yet) etc. After trying several times, he couldn't get Carter to stand and bear weight on his feet either. We both kind of laughed at first because I just knew he was going to tell me that I just had a "lazy" kid and that he would catch up, but he didn't. He feels that it is necessary to take him to see a neurologist to rule out any complications. HOLD ON, that isn't what I wanted to hear doc. Not my beautiful, intelligent easy going, fliratious little boy. Of course he assured me that it could just be a quirk of his and that in the next week or two he may just start crawling, but he doesn't want to take any chances. That is one reason I love this doctor. He takes my concerns seriously. So now I wait, I wait to hear from Children's Hospital. I wait to see what tests need to be done. I wait to see if he will just get up and crawl in the next week. Here I am, waiting! Nothing I can do except to wait and see. My family and closest friends are trying to assure me that there is nothing to worry about, but as a mom, my job is to worry! That is my son, I should be able to do something about this. Did I cause this? Was I too busy with Evan? Is there anything I did wrong? So now I wait and pray that the hospital calls me, and pray that miraculously he crawls and pray that if he doesn't crawl that the tests are simple procedures that don't require any pain, I pray that the doctors can figure out what is wrong. I pray that my son is just lazy!! So if you think about it, please keep lil' C in your prayers and I will keep you posted in the next couple of weeks.