Friday, July 24, 2015
10 Months Old
Verity is also walking, albeit unsteadily. She took her first steps in a row on the Monday Nathan and I left for his orientation, and I was so happy to be able to see them! She had taken one or 2 before, as reported by various kids, but never confirmed by me. She can now make it all the way across a room with those wide, wobbling steps of the new toddlers. If she does crawl, she looks like Mowgli doing the Elephant March, with her rear in the air and her knees of the ground. Occasionally she'll put her knees down, but she doesn't prefer it. She's one of my earlier walkers. Caleb was also walking before he was 10 months. I've been thinking about this. Verity and Caleb's birthdays are separated by only about 6 weeks, and both of them were ready to start standing and taking steps in the late spring--when babies stop wearing socks and shoes, footed sleepers, etc. all the time, and start going barefoot. I think that helps my babies anyhow start walking earlier. Verity is always looking for more things to get into, and she has become really speedy at going up the stairs. I need to spend some dedicated time working with her on turning around to go downstairs.