I suppose you might just be average. I suppose that what I determine to be signs of early verbal development might just be the cooing of a seven month old. And the way you pull yourself up on furniture and crawl with steadfast determination most likely does not mean you will be more athletic or able than all the other babies born late last winter.
But my mother's heart does not accept what my mother's head tries to suggest in the gentlest, most subtle of ways. My mother's heart loves you mightily but fears that maybe it wouldn't if you weren't so special. But how would I ever know? All my babies have been extraordinary, just like everyone else's.