First steps were a very long journey with our first child. She was nearly eleven months before she crawled, so we knew she would be older than a year before walking. What we didn’t realize is that she would walk on her knees for a long time before finally walking regularly every day around 18 months. It was maddening to watch her take one step away from a piece of furniture, kneels, and then “walk” on her knees to wherever she was headed. Give her something to push, though, and she was moving, toothless smile flashing!
When I had my son, I quickly realized we were in another world as he flipped skillfully by four months, crawled up the steps around five and a half, and took his first steps right before turning eleven months old. By the time he was a year old he was motoring around like a pro. I love this picture of him at 10 months, letting go, reaching out to walk, giant chubby cheeks weighing him down 🙂
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