You read that right, my friends. My adorable, smart, crazy little baby girl took her first few steps this week (Tuesday, Jan 31st, to be exact)! How crazy and awesome is that?!? I was so shocked and amazed, and proud, of course.
We’ve been getting her to stand here and there for the past couple of months and she skillfully mastered standing just fine. We’d often see her just standing there staring at something or holding something. She’s also great at walking if someone’s holding her hands or while she’s holding onto something like the couch or table. But for the past few weeks she’s really been trying to take a few steps on her own, most of the time giving up before getting anywhere and plopping on her butt. Then, miraculously, she took it upon herself to surprise her dear, old mom and took THREE steps from her walker to the coffee table!!!!
How do you like them apples?!?!
I was shocked and couldn’t really believe what I just saw. I was also extremely disappointed that I didn’t have my camera on me to record this epic moment! Argh!
So, naturally, I grabbed the camera and proceeded to get her to repeat the thrilling moment, only to have her tease me and plop down on her butt more than anything else. Oh sure, she took a step here and there, after like 10 tries of getting it on camera, but this girl just does not want to show off on video. She did manage to do her 3-step trick for her Daddy later on that night, who didn’t get to see it the first time.
Hmm, you would think she’d be used to the camera by now since she sees it everyday, but I think she’s getting tired of it because lately when I bring it out, she looks away and doesn’t care for it. Sigh…
Anyways, she’s still a bit shaky and hesitant, but with any luck, she’ll be walking like a champ within the next week or two. Perfect timing since she’s now 11 months and will be able to run around on her birthday. So happy, excited, and proud of my baby. I knew walking was in the near future since her sister was walking before her 1st birthday too. I just can’t believe it’s all happening so fast! How can I want her to grow and learn new things, yet stay small and adorable forever?!? Aiya!
Well, there’s no turning back now!