Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Here Comes The World's Shortest Biped

The Baby has, I suppose, become The Toddler. She's been able to walk for several weeks taking up to 5 or 6 steps at a time. Friday night Justin and I played "make the baby walk" by sitting several feet apart and sliding a toy she wanted back and forth between us. Still, she wasn't really doing more than a few steps on her own without all that encouragement.

This afternoon we had a break-through. When she was sitting and could have crawled to me, she stood up and walked and then started walking all over the room as if it required little effort. When she started to lose her balance she would stop, re-adjust her footing and go on.

Some people dread walking, but I really don't. I kind of like it. If they are going to be mobile at all they might as well act bipedal.

2 comments:

Sarah G. said...

It is a releif for me when they are walking. My boys would be very fussy and cranky from the frustration of not walking. Once they were fully bipedal they would be their smiley selves again.
The girl of course did't care. She really does think she is a princess.

Lenise said...

I cannot continue to carry my boy around!! He's got to learn to walk!! He's just at the stage where he'll lunge a step or two, particularly if he's not on a smooth steady surface (why the sofa or the suspension-bridge-like pack'n'play? I don't get it). I do know he likes being carried, though he also likes climbing the stairs himself (thank goodness!!!) He can walk if he's holding on to just one hand, but he'd generally rather crawl.
He's just so heavy!!

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