Sunday, August 29, 2010


All the waiting has paid off: at just shy of 26 months old, Finn took his very first unassisted steps this morning. Two, to be exact. And I was there to see it!

He's been cruising around furniture for months, becoming more and more proficient at it, and several weeks ago mastered his push toy. I knew it was only a matter of time before he took his first steps hands-free, and figured it would happen almost accidentally, without his even realizing he was doing it. And that seems to be exactly what happened. He was standing up holding onto my legs in the kitchen and he let go and took two steps over to nearest cabinet. At which point I started jumping up and down and yelling for joy, and poor Finn started crying because of the ruckus I was making. I wish I had some video footage of it all, but of course I don't; these moments happen so unexpectedly, it's impossible to be armed and ready with the video camera.

I knew he would walk in his own time, just like everything else. And I know that, though he's taken the first steps towards becoming a real walker, like everything else, it will progress in slow motion and it will probably still be quite a while before he's using walking as his main mode of getting around. It's all okay, though.

It's just amazing how much every little thing means.


Mel said...

Yay Finn!! And Yay Mummy!

Luke walked around the same age, and now,4 months later, he is walking and running, and even walking backwards- which is his latest trick. That and locking Nana out of the car...!

It will happen quickly- even though we wait so long, suddenly they are big boys, and they seem so grown up.

Congratulations Finn!

The Sanchez Family said...

Yes...they take their time and then all of a sudden speed up and then slow down again...totally unexpected and ALL on their own timeline! SO excited about all our new little walkers!!!

Kristin said...

Yay - Way to go Finn!!!

Erin said...

Yay Finn, that's awesome!

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Congrats Finn!!!! That is so exciting! Oh, and I would have done exactly what you did! Poor kids have crazy mommies. :-)

Wendy P said...

Woo-hoo Finn!!!!

P said...

A few steps for our Benji the night before his second birthday! We also have plenty of time for video to capture it but he has had spurts of tries here and there since then. We got one pretty decent video luckily after he tried 15 tikes in a row!

So sweet to watch and GO FINN! Wonderful news, another milestone on it's way to getting under our belts.

Brandie said...

Go Finn, go!