M’s Grandma Jane came to visit this weekend, so M decided to pull out all the stops. She took her first steps! We were all playing around on the bed and she was practicing her standing and falling down on Daddy. Then all of a sudden, she took three steps! So, we played “walking” all weekend. And by Labor Day, she was crawling into my lap, taking my two hands and having me send her on her way. She isn’t interested in walking unless there is someone to walk too, and you have to be about two feet away from each other, but it’s still so cool to watch. She’s also standing alone and looking very proud. And she’s been able to do from sitting alone in the middle of the floor to standing up. She’s such a big girl.
PS – Her hair is laying down, for the most part. Her favorite toys are the lion walking toy and the wooden box with all the latches that my dad made for me when I was little. She also loves putting the stackable rings on her arms like bracelets.
PPS – Tooth update: She’s been crabby, clingy and skipping naps all over the place so we anticipated a molar and yesterday we noticed that tooth #9 has made an appearance. She has the front four on the top and bottom already, and the new one is on the top on her left, about two teeth back from the ones she already has. Not sure it that’s a molar or not, and it’s hard to really get in there to tell.
All the new stuff is coming so fast . . . it’s exciting and it’s sad.