She Toddles!

She’d been taking a few steps at a time for weeks, but last weekend, overnight, the Monkey suddenly switched from mostly crawing to mostly walking. Before, she’d take a few steps, lose her balance, fall, and continue crawling to her destination. Now when she falls (which is suddenly more rare) she gets back up (via the downward facing dog position) and keeps walking.

Her pace is really slow and deliberate. A friend’s baby, who’s a few months older, started walking a couple of months ago and he looked like he was constantly dancing/falling as he walked, and he bopped along so quickly it looked like he was pretty much doomed for a skull-cracking fall every two feet or so. The Monkey, she takes one little shuffle at a time.

Fun. Also, now I have an easy answer for the grocery store people. What’s the next question everyone asks, I wonder, after, “Is she walking?” Probably, “Are you trying for another one?”, right?

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