Okay, wow! Not sure how or when it happened, but BOOM… Little L is up and walking!
She took her time. Took forever to let go of the sofa, but at nearly 14 months, she let go and literally TOOK OFF! I think she took longer to walk because she never had the space to take her first steps in a tranquil environment — her older brother was always at her heels, causing her to lose balance and just resort to crawling.
Now she is so confident and daring. She walks clear across the living room and takes Papi’s keys from the table. She walks right into our bedroom, once managing to open a dresser drawer and pull out my necklaces. She strolls into the kitchen like she OWNS the place and starts pulling things out of cabinets. (I don’t know how someone so little can be so destructive in a matter of seconds!) Clearly I’d forgotten about this phase. But goodness she is cute. I mean, ADORABLE!
And, this walking thing has led her to further explore the world around her.
— Within one day of truly walking, she has managed to make it half way up the stairs on her own. I couldn’t believe it!
— With walking came being able to swing her legs over the bathtub on her own. Once, I turned around for one second to get soap and there she was, halfway out of the tub. ¡Ayyyyy!
— Lastly, she now climbs up on her brother’s bed, stands at the window talking to the birds, and then proceeds to jump. Yes, JUMP–from the bed to the floor. And we have hardwood floors, so probably not the best idea.
All of this happened so fast that I didn’t even have time to process all of the new changes that walking would bring. I can’t even imagine what she will do tomorrow!