Monday, July 28, 2008

WALKING!

At last! At last!

Kylie is walking!

Our cautious, 15 1/2 month-old girl is now taking steps. She took 8-10 steps all by herself several times today. We are ecstatic!

I must admit that it has been slightly worrisome to attend our weekly Gymboree classes and see almost all the babies start walking on their own at 12 months. For 3 months now, we've been saying to ourselves, "Maybe this week". And now, THIS is the week.

Each time she walked today I would stop breathing and just stare. I was afraid to hoop and hollar too much because I didn't want to startle her. But I sure did praise her every time.

Now, I know you're might be thinking, "Oh, you'll look back on those non-walking days with envy before you know it". You are probably right. But for now, I'm just so stinkin' happy and relieved.

I wasn't able to capture the walking on camera. But I did get this great "Standing Up" series.






I love the toe-curling, lip-biting Kylie action.

Let's see.....
A few more pictures.....
If you were to click on this zoomed in photo, you might be able to see one of Kylie's new upper teeth. It's on the right upper side in the photo.


Oh. And we got two new chairs today. We had to buy them because one of the cats peed on one of our matching set family room chairs. We got a good deal on these and they match our family room sofa very well. Here's Kylie playing peek-a-boo on one of them.


But the big news of the day is the WALKING! Hang in there sweet Kylie. It's only going to get easier and better.

9 comments:

Stacey said...

congratulations!!!! :)

J said...

Wow! Congrats Kylie!
And the chairs look awesome!

2mommies said...

Way to go Kylie!!!
And yes, you will probably regret being so excited about her walking sometime soon, but enjoy it now!

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

Yay Kylie!!! Yay Mommies!!! Congratulations to you all. :) I remember those days like they were yesterday, and yes, it's so exciting. Just soak it all in and hang on for the ride. :)

Oh, and I think your new chairs are really nice.

Kerry Lynn said...

Yeah Kylie!!

I found the bigger adjustment was from not moving at all to crawling. Walking really hasn't changed our lives too much. Climbing is a different story...

Alayna said...

Yay!! Congrats to Kylie! I second the comment about the transition to walking being less intense than the one to crawling. Walking was definitely a smaller adjustment than crawling was, at least for us.

Also, we loved the wordle thing you posted! We just did a sample one for our blog and it's very cool.

MIP said...

Yay, what a big girl! Those first few days of new steps are so exciting:)

Jen said...

What a cutie. Better put your running shoes on now Mommies!

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