Hi all. I'm just wanting to see what some of you think about pt. My DS was born at 29 weeks. He spent 5 weeks in the NICU with no major issues (cpap for about 5 days). He was breastfeeding fully after being home 2 weeks. He did have several heart murmurs but they have all closed. He's not a great sleeper, but we have really not had many difficulties outside of that and colicky stuff.
He is now 10.5/8 mos and is rolling over both ways and sitting up very well on his own. He doesn't like tummy time as much anymore since he can do more sitting. He will occasionally get on all fours from his tummy when he's on something soft. My ped said if he is not crawling or pulling up (which he really isn't working toward at all) by his 12 mos check up then she will refer for pt. I am wondering if I shouldn't ask for the referral now.
I understand that just because we haven't had many major issues yet, doesn't mean that he won't face difficulties in the future with his health and/or development. I want to be proactive, but I feel kind of silly because he seems very much like a "normal" baby if you consider his adjusted age. My DH wants to wait until the next check up but will follow my lead. I am wondering if there are any benefits to waiting? Or any benefits to starting sooner? Does 1.5 months matter?
Thanks for reading. It is so nice that you understand.