Thursday, May 14, 2009

The First Step

Nate took his first steps yesterday. Unassisted.

He was in rare form the night before with a temper tantrum the likes of which had never been seen. At least not in our house. This lead to a rough night of sleep for baby, which equated to a rough night for Mommy. DH was kind enough to run to Mickey D's and treat me to a hot mocha so I could jump start my day. As he returned and handed me the cup, Nate pulled up on a nearby TV tray and took a step toward me. After that first step, he couldn't quite discern what had just happened and he plopped down on his butt. Cheering erupted from the sidelines as DH and I couldn't contain ourselves.

Sure, he has been crawling and cruising (or attempting to cruise) for almost 2 months. And pulling himself up even longer. But it was still unexpected and surreal that my little boy just took his first step. It was quite exhilarating.

Of course, I had to test his abilities and ensure it wasn't a fluke. So after much enticing, I was able to get him to take two more unassisted steps. It's official. It's the real thing. We have a walker. Or we're at least on the brink of one.

I'm still unsure if I should celebrate or cry.

8 comments:

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

WOW! Go Nate!!! :)

Fertilized said...

Excellent Nate! Good Job

JJ said...

How awesome! Way to go, big boy!

docgrumbles said...

Yay, Nate!

Mel said...

IT seems so scary to me... once they take those first steps there is no looking back, right? What a big boy... growing up SO fast!
*hugs*

Katie said...

BIG BOY!!! Congratulations! And yet. . . it does make you a little misty eyed, doesn't it?

deanna said...

Amazing!!! Such a talented, big boy!!!

sacredandscarred said...

Oh wow, already? He was just a teeny tiny newborn yesterday!