Avi had her first (real, unassisted) steps today! She’s been working towards them for a long time. For the past couple of months she was able to stand up on her own and cruise while holding on to the wall or the playpen. Every so often her parents would give her a hand to hold or support under the armpit, which I think helped her confidence quite a bit.
Today, she was in the Sanrio Room (named such because of all the Hello Kitty stuff, duh) and stood up, as she normally did. I held up the “bait” (an iPod) for her to walk forward. Usually, she would just go back on all fours and crawl to me. But this time, she stepped a teensy weensy mincing step (barely half an inch forward), which was followed by two more eensy weensy steps! All on her own!!!
By the time Flossie arrived to see what the commotion was about, Avi had gone back to all fours. And then after mommy left, the baby stood up and walked a couple of more steps (which mommy also missed)!
Don’t worry, hon. I’m sure that’s not the last we’ll see of her walking.
Time to buy a leash.