Major announcement in our household: Guinevere took her first unassisted steps! (Well, really, I should say, “step” as she only took 1 step and then fell over, but that’s ok.) We’ve been thinking she would probably do it sooner rather than later. She’s been able to stand completely on her own for a couple seconds at a time for a couple weeks now. Then on Friday night, Aaron and I both got home from work at the same time (a miracle in and of itself). Aaron’s friend, Dave (best man at our wedding), was over visiting. G was suddenly standing really well on her own.
We had a feeling she might take her first step that night. So Aaron pulled out his phone to take some video. Of course, his phone was completely full (seriously, we have to empty our phones so often now bc they fill up with so many baby pics & videos – anyone else have that problem?). So Aaron was frantically trying to empty his phone while I tried to encourage G to take a step.
She would be holding on to me and then let go and then look like she was going to take a step, but then she would either fall to the ground and crawl, or grab onto me or a toy. Then finally, Aaron cleared enough space on his phone to take some video. He trained the camera on her and this is what we got:
She took her first step! And we caught it on camera! How often do you get an actual first milestone like this on camera? (Obviously, not counting planned milestones like first time riding a bike, etc.) As you can see, we were very excited! She didn’t take any other unassisted steps on Friday night and has only taken a couple more since then. But she now stands on her own for several minutes. And walks amazingly well while holding onto something. It’s only a matter of time before she’s running through the house like a hooligan!
Linking to Rachel and Mommy Mondays.