Sunday, June 22
At almost 14 months I think we can officially say we have a walker! Alex technically took his first steps a little over a month ago but the progress has been slow and sporadic (by sporadic I mean when somebody other than me is with him) at best, which is funny considering everybody swore he was going to take off running the minute he figured it out. Apparently our little dare devil is afraid of something after all. Week before last Ben took him to open gym at Gymboree where they basically get free reign of a big padded room full of steps, slides, tunnels, teeter-totters...you get the idea. They'd been there about 15 minutes when Ben called to tell me that Alex was all over the place, taking 10 to 11 steps at a time. Of course he was...because I wasn't there! Two days later it was the same story from my mom. Then Ben left for 5 days and I am not exaggerating when I say Alex took maybe 10 steps the whole time he was gone. Ben comes home and what do you know? He's walking all over the place. Without bribes or coercion even! Granted it's still just from one object to another but sometimes he even gets back up and keeps walking when he falls rather than just continuing on hands and knees. And as you can tell, he's quite proud of himself. Can you blame him?!