Friday, November 21, 2008

She's got a new way to walk


Okay, but come on, it doesn't count as bragging if I am telling you that Caroline has finally started walking just shy of 15 months, does it? I mean, maybe if I came on 6 months ago with the same walking news, sure. Well, in any event, yes, it's true. My little diva has taken to her own two feet. I guess she finally decided that she needed a little more control than getting carried around on my hip was giving her. She's been taking a few steps here and there, but took 19 steps the other day, and then 14, 12, 9, and 17, respectively, today (but who's counting?).

Here is my proof:

That's not blurry, that's locomotion, baby!

(Yeah, I know that there is this crazy new technology where you can actually post video to your blog. And someday, I will learn how to use it).

I guess I can go ahead and schedule her 15 month checkup now. I was sort of putting it off because I was hoping to avoid the whole "she's probably fine and just on the late end of the normal range, but if she's not walking by 18 months, blah blah blah" discussion with the pediatrician. (Of course, I knew that she COULD walk, she was just choosing NOT to walk. If I really thought there was something wrong with her, I would not have delayed the appointment. Just wanted to go ahead and clear that up so that you don't think I'm a neglectful parent).

I tell you what, one thing about having a late walker is that you feel like you have your baby longer. Elizabeth had been walking for five months by the time she was Caroline's age (you can't retroactively brag, can you?) and it seemed like her true baby months were over so early. No wonder I got baby fever again so soon! JUST JOKES, DAVID!! But we've gotten to enjoy Caroline as a baby for a whole 15 months! The baldness helps with that, too.

Anyway, clear the way -- Caroline's coming!


Lady Baker said...

big claps for Caroline!!!! Look out, Blue House, now you'll REALLY be busy!!

Caden and Carter's Mom said...

Yay for Caroline! Celebrate the milestone... until she, Jacob, and Elizabeth take off in 3 different directions at the same time!

The Blonde Duck said...

Awww! That's so cute!

The Blonde Duck said...

I can't comment on the other blog but you won something on my Sat. post!

Michelle said...

Enjoyed your post. It reminded me of my own son who didn't walk until he was 15 months old. The poor kid had most of his teeth, spoke in complete scentences, but couldn't walk one step. Thought you might find it reassuring to know that it obviously had nothing to do with intelligence, (heck, I think they are smart enough to realize, why walk if you don't have to.) My 21 year old son is now about to graduate college, plays classical guitar, and made good grades in school. Your baby girl is adorable!

The Blonde Duck said...

I can't leave a comment on your other blog with my goofy Firefox, but I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Blonde Duck said...

The Mexican chicken soup looks great! Until I can fix this firefox thing or get back to a PC computer, this is the only place I can comment! :( I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!