Last night, Jaxson gathered his courage and took his first solo steps. One minute he was standing at the gate between our dining and living rooms, I was in the kitchen making dinner, and J was in the living room tidying up. The next moment he was standing at the turtle tank looking up at Terrapin, which is a good 3 feet away.
“Jaxson just walked”, she told me, as I stood at the edge of the kitchen, watching. So J put him back by the gate again, took a few steps back, and encouraged him to go again. And go he did.
I’ve been so worried I’d miss his first steps while being at work one day. I only caught the last few seconds of his feat on camera, but he waited until we were both around to take his first steps, and I got to see the whole thing in person and that’s what counts! Now the trouble begins! To be honest, I’m mostly relieved…He’s too heavy to keep carrying around! 🙂
Afterwards we went to the park and since he was wearing shoes, we let Jaxson walk around and climb up and go down the slides and have a great time. He’s still getting used to shoes but did so great with them, usually he’s falling all over but he had pretty good balance! And then we went to Publix for some quick shopping and he ate a chocolate chip cookie while
I pushed him he “drove” around in the car-shaped “fun cart” – which I’ve been waiting FOREVER to put him in and J finally agreed to try it out since it was a short trip. The result: Jax loved it and was the most behaved he’s ever been in the store. YAY – Success! He had a little road rage though and would get upset when we stopped moving. He’d turn around and look at me like WTF MOM and then we’d start going again, so he’d whip around, grab the wheel, and drive like a madman. 😀
He had a great big day yesterday, and I’m so happy I was there for it! Our little boy’s growing up so fast…yikes!