First Steps

According to my in-laws, Hub took his first steps on his first birthday.  His brother also took his first steps on his first birthday.  My nephew also took his first steps on his first birthday.  So the pressure was on.  Apparently, Vinay HAD to walk on his first birthday.  Now I know this isn’t exactly something that I can *make* happen.  Imagine the disappointment when he didn’t stand up and run across the room on 7th September.  Or even on the 10th, the day of his party.  I tried to explain that V isn’t his father.  Or uncle.  Or cousin.  And that he would walk when he was good and ready.

Last Monday (19th Sept) he took one step and fell down.  The next day he took two steps and fell down.  Then he had a cold and a temperature.  He got better but didn’t attempt to take any more steps.  And I didn’t make a big deal out of those steps because…  Well, in my mind they didn’t count.

What happened today is a different story.  See the picture below?

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V was standing at the table playing with the iPod speakers.  He would turn the volume up, look at me, clap, dance and smile.  Then he’d turn his attention back to the speakers, play with the buttons again and repeat the clapping, dancing and smiling.  I don’t think he really knows how to work the volume buttons, because he turned it up very high.  He got a fright, jumped and then walked from the table to the edge of the sofa/bed. 

A good 4 – 5 steps!  

In my mind, this counts 🙂

I can’t believe my baby is walking.

 

8 thoughts on “First Steps

  1. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> </head>:)<p>Sent from my BlackBerry?? smartphone provided by Airtel Nigeria.</p></html>

  2. Yahay! It’s amazing how they suddenly start going. Watch it now though because baby-proofing will be a whole new experience!

  3. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> </head>He’s a real scaredy-cat, so not really attempted it again. Apart from those 3 steps he took this morning :)<p>Sent from my BlackBerry?? smartphone provided by Airtel Nigeria.</p></html>

  4. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> </head>It’s amazing – that he’s doing something new or different every day!<p>Sent from my BlackBerry?? smartphone provided by Airtel Nigeria.</p></html>

  5. Aww, lovely. Seems a long time ago for mine. My first was 16months before she walked, my second 11 months. And the 16 month old kept tricking me by walking one day, back to crawling the next! Wonderful stuff xx

  6. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> </head>He’ll only take a few steps everyday – no more than that. Think he’s scared of falling over!<p>Sent from my BlackBerry?? smartphone provided by Airtel Nigeria.</p></html>

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