Yesterday, Thursday, December 5th, my little boy took his very first steps by himself!
I knew it was going to be any day now. He's been cruising along furniture for a couple of months now, but recently he's been starting to hurl himself between furniture pieces that were close enough. He can stand really well, barely holding onto something, so I know he'll be able to stand on his own soon!
But today, he was standing next to one of his toys when he let go and took two steps towards me ALL BY HIMSELF!!! I won't lie, I screamed. Laughed. Hugged. Ran upstairs to tell everyone that was home. But how exciting is that?! I am one proud mommy!!
The next time he did it, I was able to catch it on video! He took one step, then stood by himself for at least three seconds before lunging towards my stepsister! That was all for today, but this is just the beginning! I am so excited for this new stage with Travis! I can't believe my boy is going to be walking!
And you can definitely tell my excitement because every single sentence ends with at least one exclamation mark. I really am so proud of my boy. Just turned ten months old and he's going to be a walker before I know it! Then we're really going to have to babyproof. He's already trying to open drawers and cabinets in the kitchen. And his favorite thing to try to get into is cords. Ugh, so dangerous! I made him cry the other night because I continuously had to move him away from an outlet because he kept trying to pull the cords out of the wall! Babies just love to get into everything they're not supposed to!
I also took Travis to the mall play area for the first time yesterday! I got done with my exam early, so I picked him up and we went to the mall before all of the stores were open. He really enjoyed himself, and once he starts walking, I know he's going to love it so much better! It was really neat because there weren't any other kids there that early. The early mall-goers are like a whole other world! Of course there are always the power walkers, but for some reason there were several groups of people just sitting at tables around the food court. I really have no idea what they were doing there at 9AM. There were a few other moms with kids around, as well. It was really neat. Definitely something I want to start doing more often!
I just love my little Travis so much. I can't believe how much of a little person he's becoming. Want to know his new word? "Bye!" And he waves at the same time! Cutest thing ever. He just finds new ways to make me proud every single day. I really just can't wait to see how his walking goes. I'm just so happy! :)