Saturday, October 2, 2010

And He's Off!



This footage is from this afternoon, but Finn did his first real walking last night. Over the last month or so, he would occasionally take two unassisted steps when moving between furniture, but real, honest to goodness walking? I swear I've lately been feeling the beginning of a faint despair, wondering why he hasn't really walked yet. Watching him tear around the house behind his push toy, and even stand unassisted in front of a mirror and clap and dance with his reflection, I kept thinking, "He could walk if he wanted to, he just hasn't figured out yet that he can. When's he going to figure it out?" And as with most things with Finn, just when I'm getting to the point of feeling really concerned and sad, he takes a giant leap. Time after time he shows me that he'll do things when he's ready, and not a moment sooner.

So I just happened to walk into the living room last night and lo and behold, there was Finn, holding a ball in one hand and toddling across the floor. I swear, I thought for a split second that I was hallucinating. Seeing him traveling upright like that was a little like walking into the room and seeing your cat walking upright - it was that unexpected and alien a sight.

And since then, he's been toddling all over the place - there's no stopping him now! It's so funny, it's like he's been doing it forever.

How sweet it is, the payoff after all the waiting. Every achievement is so hard-won with him, and all the more precious because of it.

18 comments:

Ashley said...

Go, Finn, Go!

The Sanchez Family said...

I'm TOTALLY crying! Why?!?! Because I know how happy and proud you are and I feel it too. YEAH Finn! He looks so PROUD! Gosh I love your boy!

Esther said...

We all knew that this was going to happen, right? It was the perfect day to do it for Finn...and you know, that Kevin son of yours- it is just incredible to see him with Finn- I mean, you can just see and feel his love for his brother from a 5 second little video. I wonder what Kevin will end up doing for prefession when he grows up. I so see him a role that helps people and is about people...oh wait, this is about Finn..Go Finn!!!

Wendy P said...

Go Finn!!! And I love Kevin.

Mel said...

Woohoo! Look at him go! And turning in a circle, he's a pro already!

Ruby's Mom said...

Oh,Lisa,I'm so happy for you!
Ruby is not walking on her own yet but yesterday she took off running with her push toy and she's never even tried to walk with it before!
I think she'll be like Finn and I'll just be freaked out by her suddenly deciding to walk.
Yay,Finn!!!

Tricia said...

LOVE this!

Tricia said...

Had to watch it again!! :)

My name is Sarah said...

Precious!! Way to go Finn

SunflowerStories said...

Super duper fabulous!!!!!!!! Love every second of that!

Susan Carson said...

Wow and wow! Not only Finn, but Kevin. What a lucky couple of guys to have each other!

Susan Carson said...

Wow and wow!!! Not only Finn but Kevin too. What a lucky couple of guys to have each other!

Kristin said...

What a beautiful sight! and I love the brotherly hug at the end!

Crittle said...

HOORAY! He was just waiting for everyone to get all dressed up for the occasion.

Go, Finn!

Cheri said...

YAAAAAAAAYYYYYY Finn, so super exciting!!!!!!

Anna Alexandrova said...

This video made my day!

Brandie said...

Awesome!! I love how he climbs into Kevin's arms, so sweet!

The Marquez Family said...

Just beautiful! And no less beautiful is that my girls and I are cheering on a little boy that we only know through the computer because he happens to share a birth month with my youngest. What a special little boy to capture the hearts of complete strangers.