He is not walking without support yet but he will be in a matter of weeks*** I guess. He made two little steps all by himself yesterday but as much as we tried to coax him into doing it again he didn’t bother and just continued crawling around happily or walking holding our hands for the rest of the day. Which again reminded me of how much he is his own little person growing at his own pace and doing things when he is ready. And to witness his personality blossoming in front of our eyes is so fascinating – we learn new things about him every day, such as the fact that he needs to perfect one skill, slow and steady, to be confident to move on to the next step. At the moment he is teaching himself to get up from the floor and stand unsupported for a length of time. When he is up he is beaming ear to ear, looking for me to share his joy.
There is something so touching in walking him around, holding his little hand, and seeing him grow confident in his own abilities.
Oh my boy, I know I will be running after you in no time.
*** a quick update – it was not a matter of weeks. He got up and walked half-way across the room the next day after I wrote this