It’s been a long time since I posted more than once in a day – but I have a milestone to record!
Matthew has been walking a lot this week just holding one of our hands. He used to insist on holding both hands, but this all changed this past week. I think he’s realized he can move faster if he holds just one hand. At baby gym yesterday, he would stand unsupported on the mats for at least 5 seconds, over and over again (he does the same thing in the tub, surprisingly). Everyone at baby gym insisted he’d be walking early. I insisted that he’s way too cautious for that.
He made me eat my words today!
We were at my friend’s daughter’s soccer practice and Matthew was hanging onto my pant leg with one hand – and then he suddenly let go and took off. He only took two steps – but he did it again and again! I was told by the other mothers that this counts as his first steps (I still won’t say he’s walking, because he isn’t). I cannot believe it. Where did my cautious little boy go?
He won’t do it now that we’re home. It took a puppy and a bunch of girls on a soccer field who he desperately wanted to play with to entice him to try. We’ll take him to a busy park tomorrow (one with a dog park!) to see if he’ll do it for Daddy! (B missed it – he’s out of town for the night for a much deserved beer-making class!)
Of course he did this just 3 hours after I bought him a little push toy so he can walk around the house without being limited to only places he can get to by cruising the furniture. 😉