|Hannah eating bananas|
I have been watching and analyzing everything she has been doing since birth (it is impossible not to if you already have one child with autism).
Hannah has been doing everything early, she is the most aggressive child of all my children. Sierra had signs other than just the social stuff, she couldn't feed herself finger food to she was well over a year old. She couldn't wave, point, or clap either. I had to teach her to do those things by repeatedly taking her hands and going through the motions until she got it. Sierra never babbled either as a baby (except ma ma once in a while) and Hannah is babbling away
Now there are a couple things that Hannah does have that worries me and could be a sign. She still has not slept though the night (I am very tired too), and she does seem to have gastrointestinal problems. I have started the same approach to rectify these problems as with Sierra and we will see if it helps.
I am worried because there are people who say that there were no signs and then their child regressed. I do however think there were signs and they just didn't pick up on them. Anyone who has ever told me their child regressed with no previous signs also has admitted their child was behind in some milestones, which could be a sign. Everybody swore Sierra was on target with her development but she wasn't, she was behind in her fine motor skills. However I could be wrong (yes I admit it I can be wrong) and she could regress with no previous signs.
At this time in Sierra's life we were already pulling out of the stores and restaurants because of her behavior and she was running around like crazy and would never sit down. We are now able to go into stores and restaurants with both of them and make it through with no mishaps.
I am keeping my fingers crossed!