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September 29, 2013

** Niki is home from the hospital now and still healing up like a champ.

At some point – and I am not sure exactly when – Evelyn learned how to walk.  And I’m not talking about a few uncertain steps here and there like I was last week; I’m talking about confidently placing one foot in front of the other to cross an entire room, then turning around and going back to where she started from.

Unlike her sister, Evelyn learned to walk very gradually.  She was focused for so long on standing up that by the time she had conquered that skill she had just sort of HAPPENED upon learning to walk.  She would stand up and toddle about without ever realizing she was unsupported…and then when she caught herself in the middle of the room without a coffee table or a toy box or our arms nearby she would shriek in dismay, sit down, and wail.

Last week she went a few days without walking or standing up at all.  I thought she’d given up and moved onto something else, but then one evening Donald set her down and walked away for a moment and she enthusiastically waddled after him, slowly, deliberately, balancing ever so carefully.

She has been walking ever since, slowly gaining strength and speed, clapping and giggling as she toddles along.

It’s true what they say: time really does fly when you’re having fun.


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  1. By on September 29, 2013

    Way to go Evelyn! My nine month old swings from item to item while standing and can sometimes make it a few seconds unsupported mid-swing.  It’s crazy how walking is such a scary dangerous and awesome learning experience for kiddos. I do have some questions for you…we just found out we are pregnant again and are very excited but trying to figure out how to keep nursing (at least till he’s one at a minimum) and baby wearing while pregnant. Any tips oh wise mom of two?

  2. By on September 30, 2013

    How old is she now?

  3. By elizabeth Mackey on September 30, 2013

    What a sweetie pie! Love her little shoes :)

  4. By heidi on September 30, 2013

    So, so glad to hear your friend Niki is healing like a champ. I can’t believe your 2nd daughter is walking! It’s true what they say: time flies when you fail to regularly keep up with someone’s blog.

  5. By Sarah Christensen on October 01, 2013

    LOL Heidi, on that note time flies when you fail to keep up with your own blog!

    Julien - she’ll be 11 months next week.

    Jennifer - You can totally do it =)  I’ll try to e-mail you tonight.  I owe someone else an e-mail about homeschooling, so tonight and tomorrow night are e-mail paloozas chez moi lol.

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