Saturday, February 11, 2012
My baby is 13 months old today, and I am making it official. Staley has taken her first independent steps!! Over the past week or so, Staley has been working hard on walking. She loves to walk around holding onto just one finger. If she falls, she insists on getting right back up. (I love the perserverance.) Staley likes to practice standing without holding onto anything. She will take 3-4 steps from Zach to me and back again (over and over), but we help her get stable and get started. This evening, Staley pulled up to standing at the wall in her playroom. She let go of the wall and took 2 unassisted steps to get to her Little Tykes car. Zach and I were both there to witness her feat of balance, stability, and coordination, and it was exciting. By far the best part, though, was the huge, proud grin that Staley wore after arriving (vertically) at her destination. So look out world--she's on the move!