Monday, March 16, 2009

Getting pretty close

I wanted to post a quick update on the status of Jonas' walking. Officially, he's still moving about like a quadruped--occasionally, he scoots across the kitchen on his knees--but he is *really* close to walking upright, on two feet! Over the weekend we watched with great excitement as Jonas took two steps, completely unassisted. I'm not sure that he realized what had happened, and the screaming, cheering, clapping, and jumping up and down that followed probably confused him even more.

It's really so exciting to see him try to figure out how to balance, then shift his weight from one foot to the other. He's a pretty cautious fellow, so we try to give him lots of encouragement to take that risky step, before he thinks better of it and flops down to his knees, where everything is more certain.

If I had to bet on it, I'd say that we're going to have a walker here within a few weeks.

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