Saturday, June 20, 2009

She is off and walking (sort of)

Zoe has been perfectly capable of walking for at least a couple of weeks now.  She spends the bulk of her day standing up now.  She bounces up and down while standing, claps her hands, plays with toys, bends over to pick things up, and then stands back up.  She actually has great balance, but she is having a hard time getting her feet to move.

She took her first steps a little over a week ago.  She was standing in front of me and wanted to get to Robby, so she took two little shuffle steps over to him.  We cheered and made a big deal out of it, which made her really happy.  She took a couple of steps a few more times throughout the day, but by the time evening came she was done, and we haven't been able to get her to do it again.

Yesterday, she took a few steps again at the Juneteenth Festival.  She really wanted to get to the drummers, so she tried to walk to them.  Then last night, I figured out the secret.  She just has to really want something, and not realize that she is walking.  I was able to trick her into walking across the floor and we got video of it.

I know that as soon as she realizes that she can do it, we will be in trouble.  She will be unstoppable.

1 comment:

  1. Big step...well..I guess it's little steps, but she's growing so fast!