Alice is almost walking!

As A moves closer and closer to that big one-year-old mark she is also working her way towards walking. You guys, my baby is almost walking!

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On one hand, I’m not surprised. I’ve noticed that her big milestones have all just kind of happened without warning, when we least expected it. One minute we’re out buying nine month size footie sleepers for her to wear to daycare (yes, I know, we’re those parents, but with a gal who refuses to keep socks on for more than ten seconds in our arctic winter it seemed like the best option) and suddenly we’re getting a call from daycare saying that we need to get some shoes because A is standing up All. The. Time. and the footies are causing her to fall. What?? I thought we had a ton of time before she began pulling herself up!

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I’m not sure why, but before I was thrust into the madness of motherhood, I had this idea in my head that I would see all sorts of signs that another milestone is coming and could adequately prepare my head and my heart for yet another signal that my baby is growing up. And as with many other aspects of my new role as Mommy, it’s completely different than I expected. I suppose one could say that this whole post is about the signs of an impending milestone and they would be correct. But it still feels like this is all happening out of nowhere.

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A few short weeks ago, if we would pull A up by her hands and try to help her walk, her knees would immediately buckle and she would revert to everyone’s favorite crab-walk-monkey-crawl. Now, all of the sudden, she not only embraces us doing this, but she pulls herself up on the walker toy the Activity Walker toy that we have and walks around with that (under the supervision of an adult, of course). While I do believe that crawling is still her preferred mode of transportation (she’s all about the whole work-smarter-not-harder thing) she is taking a stab at walking more and more.

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I think it also helps that we, along with all four of her grandparents go crazy cheering her on when she does this and she gets SUPER excited and basks in the attention. It’s pretty adorable how proud she is of herself and the more we all cheer, the more she wants to walk. And bounce. And smile. And clap. My mommy heart-of-hearts can barely handle it, I love it so much.

When did your baby first start walking? How long was the “learning-to-walk” phase that we’re currently in?

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    Heidy@ The McCallums Shamrock Patch
    June 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Ohhh, my goodness, I miss these days. How precious and joyful children truly are.

    Heidy
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      Jessy
      June 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      I agree, they really are 🙂

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    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    June 12, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Congratulations! What an exciting milestone, she is precious!
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      Jessy
      June 14, 2015 at 12:08 am

      Thank you 🙂

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    KC the Kitchen Chopper
    June 12, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I was in the room of one of my clients when their daughter who up till then didn’t show the least inclination to walk, just stood up and took a few steps. We were all stunned! I guess they’re all different.
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      Jessy
      June 14, 2015 at 12:07 am

      Oh wow, I cannot even imagine what I would have done if she did that- what a cool moment to experience!

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    Diane
    June 13, 2015 at 2:18 am

    Gosh what a fun, exciting time for you all! The transition from all fours to upright walking is such a huge milestone. Now the fun begins. Get your running shoes on mom!
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      Jessy
      June 14, 2015 at 12:03 am

      Thank you- we’re excited and slightly terrified 🙂

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    Alyssa
    June 14, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    What is it about babies pulling to standing that just makes them look BIG? Like kids, not babies! She looks like a gorgeous little girl – not a baby! It’s nuts! Katylin and I were just talking about milestones and she told me to go read this post – it certainly doesn’t happen like I expected either. I thought it would be like BOOM now I can do this. But there are way more shades of grey than I expected. It’s been more like – hey, I just did this, was it an accident, or did I mean to? Ok now I won’t do it again for two weeks then do it all the time like it’s effortless. Except with crawling. Once that began, there was no turning back.
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      Jessy
      June 15, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Haha it’s crazy, right? Our babies are literally almost toddlers. 1 year ago she was the teeniest little newborn (and you were still pregnant!). I cannot believe it. There was definitely no turning back with the crawling!

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    Katerina
    June 14, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I remember that day my son started walking because was the beginning of an endless run for me and my husband lol!
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      Jessy
      June 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Hahaha oh boy, I’m definitely not a run. I suppose I should rest up while I still can 🙂

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    TwoPlusCute
    June 17, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Such a smilie darling! 🙂

    And already on her way to walking and having you run behind her. Hehe.
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      Jessy
      June 18, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Yes, I think she enjoys the chase- when she goes to climb the stairs she turns around to make sure I’m watching and if I tell her no she gives me a big smile and giggles all the way up!

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