Monday, May 5, 2008

Finally the day has come!

It's official. Jillian is a walker! Last Monday she really started walking around by herself today. She kept doing it all day. She'd walk from the couch to the entertainment center and then over to her car or to one of us. It's very exciting to watch her just take off on her own. It was only 4-6 or so steps at a time to begin with, but it's such a milestone for us. Now, she's up to several steps (like 10-15 easily) at a time and loves doing it! You can set her down on her feet and she balances very well, then will start walking away. Jilly is getting proficient at turning, stopping and starting, and catching her balance. She's able to bend down and pick things up, then stand back up with only minimal support. We're so excited she's finally getting the hang of this! It's only taken a full 17 months but we're finally here. The best part is that she has as much fun walking as we have watching her. I'll try to get it on video as soon as I can. She's very impressive and we are so psyched she's finally there. She's totally a toddler now.

9 comments:

Heidi said...

Yay! How fun. :):)

Greg & Britta said...

I'm so glad!! Jared has just started too --- he'll take maybe 8-10 steps at a time. it's so cute!

ailene said...

Hooray Jilly!!! Great job!

kmelanese said...

YEAH Jilly!!! And yeah for mommy!

Stacey said...

Yay! We knew she would eventually :) Now she can hold her own in nursery!

Living The Life..... said...
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Living The Life..... said...

Kids: they grow up so fast when you LOOK BACK. Ava is almost 2 and I think..why isnt she a small baby anymore???

Skinner Family said...

Babies' first steps are AWESOME! I loved to see my kids walking. And they LOVED their independence. I think I lost a few pounds each time one of my kids went mobile!!!

Have fun!

~*Jen*~ said...

She's mobile! Now the fun begins............ *evil snicker*

LOL ;)