Tuesday, March 29, 2011

And....he's off!

Okay, so I realize it's been a while since my last post and I apologize to anyone reading. Been busy, but such is life. I'll do my best to keep this post short, and save each "update" we might have for separate posts. Sound good?

Well, we officially have a walker in our house. Exactly one week before Carson's first birthday, he took his first unassisted few steps. I had no idea it would be such a slow-going process! I thought as soon as he branched out with those first ones, he would be running by the end of the week. Not so much. It wasn't until his 13 month birthday (this past Saturday) that he took off and made it all the way across the living room. Now he tries to walk everywhere at home, but if he falls, he's still content to crawl. And in the church nursery yesterday, the teacher said he wasn't ready to move to the full time walkers class because the most walking he did was to walk across the room when we dropped him off, and then again across the room when we picked him up. She said the rest of the time he crawled.

I need to know from my other mommy friends what it looked like when your little one started walking. Was it this drawn out of a learning process? And one might assume that maybe he's just scared of falling. Not true...he's a climber! I tried to get a picture of that today, but as soon as the camera comes out, he's coming to try to snag it. But he climbs onto his little name puzzle stool and then onto the fireplace, and he climbs into his wooden chair and tries to get on the coffee table. Today he even attempted (and almost achieved!) climbing on top of his box of blocks...which would have been the highest point he'd gotten on if he'd have kept trying. So he's pretty fearless.

I guess there doesn't have to be a reasoning behind why he has taken his sweet time with the walking phase. But just look at how precious he is walking: 

I just find this kid adorable. Look at that concentration. And he moves his whole body with each step, not just those chunky legs and feet. :)Okay, there's our walking world in a nutshell. Tell me your walking stories! Tomorrow, I'll tell you about our beach days.


  1. I think that it can definitely be a longer process for some kids. Ella took off within a week, but it took James a couple of weeks (maybe a little more) to start walking EVERYWHERE. I also have a cousin whose son took his first steps at 14 months but didn't start walking everywhere all the time until 16 months. I think his look of concentration is very cute. :)

  2. I think he's right on track, I would only become concerned if he was 13/14 months or so and not walking at all/not attempting to walk. He's adorable and cherish these last few days with your non-walker...when he makes that transition there's no going back lol!

  3. Brooklee took a long time to walk - almost like she wanted to perfect the form and posture before she felt confident to do it. She'd take a few steps, but once she felt a little uncomfortable she'd stop and wait until later to try again. She was the same way when she started crawling. I think she was somewhat late in doing both.

    My nephew on the other hand just decided he wanted to walk one day so he did - probably around 10 months old. He'd fall and then get right back up without even thinking about it.

  4. Kadence was 13 months when she started walking alone.She started walking at 6 months holding our hand and refused to be held. We looked funny walking thru the mall cuz she was always to tiny! She didn't start crawling til she was almost 14 months. Every baby does things differently! You are concerned now but in a few months you'll be like "gah! will you just sit down a minute!" lol Evan started crawling at 6 months and walking at 12 months.


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