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Monday, April 7, 2014

First steps!

You guys, I have BIG NEWS.

Gibson took his first real steps yesterday!!!


...that's probably not a big deal to you.  But it is to us!

With the exception of sitting up, Gibson has always been slightly slower than his peers at gross motor skills.  He's not behind; he just likes to take his time.  So when he finally decides to stop being a turd and start moving (rolling onto his belly, army crawling, crawling, walking), we get SUPER EXCITED.

It all started when Danny tried to help Gibson sit on his picnic table bench (which is in the living room right now, because that's where picnic tables go, right?).  Gibson stood up off the bench and took a teensy, tiny step.

Which doesn't seem like a big deal, right?

WRONG.  WE FREAKED OUT.

Like, literally.  We were both FREAKING OUT.  Laughing, clapping, cheering.  And of course Gibson fell down because he was startled by all our noise.

Oops.

We got him taking two tiny steps on video, and then moved on with our night.

...after trying to get him to walk ten or eleven more times.  He refused, like the stubborn little boy he is.

After his bath, Gibson was saaaad.  Very sad.  Because bath time is fun, and being out of the bath is NOT.

I turned on Clifford and put him down to put a diaper on him.  He stood up instead of sitting down, and then he WALKED.

EIGHT STEPS.

Or maybe nine.  I was too busy laughing like a crazy woman to count.

Luckily, Danny came in the room right as he started walking, so we both got to see it!  And, for the record, he was also laughing like a crazy woman.

Of course I didn't have my camera ready to film those amazing steps.  Because I'm the WORST.

So we tried 20 more times to get him to walk, but he just thought it was funny and kept collapsing in a heap of giggles.


Oh well.  We'll get him walking on video some other time, I guess.  And of course this morning Gibson refuses to even bear weight on his legs, so we haven't gotten in any practice.  That doesn't mean I'm not trying, though!

...I wonder where he gets his stubbornness?

Definitely not me.  :D
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