Thursday, January 26, 2012

WALKING and flirting

Please excuse me a moment while I stop and enjoy this moment spiced with liberal bragging and appropriate beaming with joy.

Last Memorial Day, Addison started cruising while holding onto furniture. And as far as progress towards walking? It's been at a dead stop.ever.since.

Even all summer when I was hugely pregnant and plead with her to "rise up and walk" because I felt the physical strength necessary to carry her was gone...NOTHING.

I've begged her, bribed her with chocolate, made Carter's chunky legs appear to be walking to make her jealous...NOTHING.

But then out of nowhere, a couple of weeks ago (OK, not nowhere, chocolate WAS involved) she took her first independent step. YAY!
Then it was two at a time, then three, then four (well, you get the idea)

The other day in therapy, she maxed out at THIRTEEN! I'm so proud I could weep (mostly that's my back celebrating that hopefully soon I will only have to carry ONE baby everywhere)

but also proud at how hard she has worked to get to this point. YAY ADDISON!!!!!

and just in case you don't believe me:
and
keep in mind she was walking in socks on hardwood floor (she keeps taking her shoes off)

we're definitely not to the point yet where she ONLY walks...but for the first time, she wants to try.

She's had to work so hard to get to this point, and I couldn't be more proud.

This is huge.

and I'm.so.grateful.

(meanwhile, what has Carter been up to? the start of a long career of shameless womanizing)
watch out for this one, ladies.


16 comments:

  1. SO awesome!! I'm so excited for you both!! She is going to move leaps and bounds as her walking takes of and it is going to be so fun to watch!! Congrats Mamma!!

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  2. She is so cute! I'm so excited for you!

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  3. such a hard worker - she is doing great. so cute!

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  4. Oh my gosh!!!!! YAY, Addison!!!!! You certainly should be SO proud!!! Great thinking to get some of these first steps caught on camera ;). Btw, love Carters new "girl friend", tee hee :-).

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  5. Way to go, Addison! So happy for you guys. This is HUGE!

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  6. It looks like Addison and Carter are both THRILLED and ready for new adventures...what fun!!!

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  7. Yeay Addison! And I must say, Carter, you have good taste! That's quite the cutie pie you were flirting with :) (ok, ok, I'll admit, she was enamored with your captivating grin...)

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  8. Martha, I completely agree. She's a knock-out!

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  9. AWWW! So cute! Thank you for making Friday morning cuter.

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  10. Aw, look at our favorite girl walking before her second Birthday! We are so proud of you Addison!!! Russell sends a kiss :)

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  11. yeah!!! goodness I love her laugh!! go Addison

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  12. yay addison! miss maggie rae is FINALLY getting into this walking thing too! and your post over a patti's...oh my! HIL.AR.I.OUS!!! so stinkin cute :)

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  13. How exciting to see Addison's accomplishments and to allow us to enjoy her personality! She is quite the girl! Good job Mom and Dad with encouraging her and working with her.:-) Thanks for sharing these special moments!
    Love,
    Doc

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  14. Oh, how I love Addison's laugh! Do you know that I linked your site on mine?

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