Lyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 40.
Lyn is intellectually disabled.
Lyn is my sister.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
In Her Own Time
Lyn was late to hit many of her developmental milestones. Some of her milestones were met at a point that is considered a little late, but still in normal range. She rolled over at 5 months and sat on her own at 7 months. She could drink from a cup at 9 months but didn't feed herself until 17 months. She didn't feed herself using a utensil until she was 3 1/2 years. She couldn't dress herself until she was 4 years old. She hit her terrible twos when she was four. Mom likes to point out that Lyn and I went through the terrible twos together. Poor Mom.
She didn't walk until she was about 15 months. She ran for the first time at 18 months.
Dress by Mom
These late milestones set the tone for Lyn's life. She has always done things in her own time.