So let's play a little game - Why do you think today has been such a great day so far?
- When I went to Great Harvest to pick up some Honey Whole Wheat bread they also had our favorite Apple Crumble bread - had some for lunch, and looking forward to more with dinner!
- This is the 200th post I've made on this blog.
- GABE TOOK HIS FIRST OFFICIAL STEPS!!!!!!!!
Well it's actually all of the above. But, really it's all because - the most exciting thing (ever) - that Gabe took his first official steps!!!
I was on the phone with my mom, and Cory was in the living room with our friend Cameron. I hear Cory yell, "Gabe just took 8 steps!" He walked between Cameron and Cory and I missed it - so I hung up with my mom quickly (sorry mom). Cory tried having Gabe walk towards me and he did it!!! No help, not holding on to Cory - he just walked!!!
Then after Cory left for work I tried feeding Gabe some lunch. He hardly ate anything because he was so excited to get down and try walking again. And he kept doing it! He'd pull himself up on things and toddle around. Sometimes taking 2-3 steps, othertimes going as many as 10!!! If he falls down he can't seem to figure out standing up unless he uses something to pull himself up on, but that's ok. I can't believe how proud I am of him!
He's pretty proud of himself too. When he falls down he'll look for me and then clap. I'm not sure if he gets that I have been clapping for his walking - rather than the falling - but either way, he's pretty proud, and the grinning from ear to ear was totally contagious as he showed his excitement!
There was a moment when he started just trying to walk everywhere, and he was walking away from me. His little light up tennis shoes were flashing, his cowlick sticking up on the back of his hair, and hands steading himself for balance...he toddled off and instantly my eyes filled with tears. He's not a baby anymore!!!! Such a milestone for us, but also a bittersweet one. I just can't believe that it was just a year ago that he'd curl up with his head on my shoulder and fall asleep....now he's walking, toddling about. I have a toddler.
I'm so proud of you little guy - I love you more than I ever even imagined possible!
(I'll post pictures hopefully soon when I get some taken. Before his nap I was just too excited, and worried I'd miss some important steps if I went to find the camera)