I recently wrote about Olivia’s birth story, our third girl born at the beginning of the pandemic. Since then, I’ve written a lot but never published the story of discovering her developmental delays and the adventure of her therapies (well, actually, I’ve posted about it on Instagram, but I’ve never blogged about it).
In December 2020 I took her for her 9 month well check. Using the ASQ-3 9-month form sent by her pediatrician, I confirmed several hunches that I’d had up to that point that she was not meeting milestones she should have been. She was referred for physical therapy to help her roll, get to sitting, and so on. At her visit, the pediatrician agreed that her growth and cognition were good, but that developmentally she seemed like she was at about 6 months.