A couple of weeks ago, Evie took her first independent step. It was from the stair rail to a chair in the kitchen, and she didn't even realize she had done it. She did this same routine a handful more times in the following days, and J and I came to call it "advanced cruising" because that's exactly what it was.
Today was different. I was sitting on the porch, chatting with my mom on the phone, and Evie had pulled up to stand on my footstool. All of a sudden she just took off across the porch, taking 6 or 7 steps in a row, "landing" at her zebra toy. I was in shock at what I'd just seen, and then she took a few more steps in a row a few minutes later. So, after dinner I took her back out onto the porch with video camera in hand. I wasn't expecting much, because it took me a long time to finally get her to crawl on camera, but she miraculously complied with my request. Here is a short video of Evie the Walker:
Life in bullets, take 2 (0r 3?)
4 years ago