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Cara Figlia - It Happens So Quickly

Mia carina (my little dear),

In just under three weeks, you have already progressed so far in your walking skills. You're a supergenius, I tell you!

When you first started taking those incredibly wobbly, Frankenstein-like steps, you would only do so under great encouragement and when the timing was just right. You needed to have energy, but not be too excited. You needed to be holding onto something with just one hand and facing toward your daddy or me. We would coax you with our sing-songy, cheerful voices to come to us. And you would finally take a few halting steps, and then throw yourself into our arms, with squeals of delight. It was very cute, but definitely some work.

Now, withing just three weeks, you are standing up and walking from one place to another totally on your own. Earlier this week, I looked up from the sink and saw you just wobbling on your own from one spot to another. You are finally realizing that even though crawling is faster, walking leaves your hands free to carry things with you! And you are really into holding and shaking and carrying all sorts of things, from your toys to your coat to the remote controls. (Oh the remote controls--how you love them!) And you are starting to realize that you can get places pretty well by walking. So now you just stand up where ever you are and walk over to another toy or my legs. If you fall, you simply stand back up and continue walking on your merry way.

It's just so amazing to me how fast you learn and develop. You have come so far already. I'm truly in awe of you.

Ti amo,


Jezer said…
I remember the period between the first wobbly steps and the proficient walking as the most chock-full of development--how fun to relive those few weeks through your post.

The weeks surrounding the 2nd birthday are mind-blowing as well. Almost like the walking, but this time with words.

Enjoy your sweet baby girl. It does go so fast.
Peace said…
AAAAHHHH, I love to see them do the monster stomp, lol. It's wonderful when we parents let them fall and stand up on their own (most of the time). It's something I am still working on and he is 13, lol.
ImpostorMom said…
Oh how we tried to teach Boog to say "Brains" for those zombie walk days. Didn't happen though, dang it.

We went to a birthday party today and I set Boog down outside the car thinking my husband was going to pick him up and he took off running only to fall head first after a few feet. Running is next for you as well. Let the bumps and bruises begin. :P
I remember those chaotic days so well! You're right, they do go by fast.

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