My Developmental Life....In a Timeline

  • Birth

    I was born on May 6, 1994 in Berlin Hospital. I was 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 20 inches long. I was born at 6:28 P.M. The average weight of newborn babies is 7 and a half pounds and the average length is 20 inches long. I wasn't too much over the average weight, and was right on track with the length.
  • My First Steps

    My First Steps
    My first steps occured when I was 7 months old. I took my first steps at home in our living room. Most babies walk when they are 9-10 months old, so I guess I was ahead when it came to walking. I was also never much of a crawler. Many babies crawl between 7-10 months.
  • First Words!

    First Words!
    I first spoke when i was 7 and a half months old. My first word was "Dada".Around 12 months of age, many babies can say "Mama" and "Dada" and a few other words. I was a very advanced baby, considering I first spoke when I was 7 and a half months old!
  • Thumb Sucking Stops

    Thumb Sucking Stops
    I only sucked my thumb for about a week around the time when i was 7 and a half months old. After that week, I never picked up the bad habit again. Many babies begin sucking their thumbs shortly after they are born and some continue through their toddler years.
  • First Day of School

    First Day of School
    My first day of school was September 1, 1999 in Montello at Montello Elementary School. My kindegarten teacher was Mrs. Holland. I was 5 years old when I started school. In the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, children start going to school around the age of 5 or 6.
  • Big Enough to Ride my Bike

    Big Enough to Ride my Bike
    I was 6 years old when I learned how to ride my bike. All i remember is starting off at the top of my barn hill and winging it down. Thankfully, I succeeded. Around the age of 7, many children develop the ability to think logically. This definately helped me in my attempt to ride my bike for the first time. Especially with the peddling and such.
  • First Sport

    First Sport
    The first sport I joined was summber softball in 6th grade. The reason that I joined softball was because my friend Molly wanted me to play with her. During the preteen years, preteens look towards their peer group for acceptance and approval, istead of their parents. Molly possitively peer pressured me to play softball with her.
  • My First Experience With Death!

    My First Experience With Death!
    My first experience with death was when my Uncle Dennis died. I was not very old, only about 8 or 9 years old. All i can remember is going to the funeral and crying because everyone else was crying. I don't think i really understood until later on in life that everyone was crying because he had died. By the age of 9 or 10, most children have developed death as a final, irreversable, and inescapable thing. I definately didn't fully understand what was going on at my Uncle Dennis' funeral.
  • ACL Surgery....Yikes

    ACL Surgery....Yikes
    During my Freshman year in December, I got hurt playing basketball and tore my ACL. I completely tore it in half, so I had to have ACL surgery. It was the most painful surgery of my life. I had the surgery December 30, 2008. In the first 3 years of life surgery can seriously effect a child emotionally and psychologically. As children grow to teens, they learn how to deal with pain and traumatic events and are able to handle them a bit easier.
  • Driving!

    I got my license May 14, 2010. I took my driving test in Portage. It was the most nervewracking day of my life, but I'm glad I got it done and over with. Most teenagers get their drivers license when they are 16 years old. Some teenagers can wait until they are 18 though.