Sunday, December 19, 2010

First Steps!

What an exciting day!

Lucy started getting closer to walking while we were in GC, she'd take one step on her own, but then always fall right away. And she was getting faster at walking holding our hands, but it still seemed like she had a long way to go before walking on her own. Then yesterday, I guess things just clicked all of the sudden... I wasn't expecting it at all! It's amazing to watch the transformation happen, one day putting one foot in front of the other seems too complicated, then the next day it just makes sense to her. I love watching her grow.

She started being able to push herself up off of the ground (not holding on to anything) at the beginning of the day, which was enough excitement for me- then Ben was playing with Lucy in the kitchen and had been counting her steps, when all of the sudden he just kept counting... "1, 2, 3, 4... Jess go get the camera!!!" So I ran upstairs and got the video camera and got some of her first steps on tape:

Yes, we are using puffs to motivate her :)

A few more steps this time...

She is still very cautious about the whole thing, and I think realizes that crawling for right now is a little faster... but I'm sure she'll get the hang of it soon enough and be off running soon!


  1. amazing child! she will do anything for a puff :) darn that ruthie - doesn't she know this is a big deal!?

  2. So awesome! Go Lucy!!! How exciting! I keep thinking that maybe things will slow down when Charlotte starts walking, you'll have to let me know!