Friday, August 9, 2013

A little Zombie

Nora has officially taken her first steps! She has been walking with our help for the past couple of months and we could tell she had the strength to do it  but we think it came down to confidence and figuring out how to start and stop.  She would grab our hands and charge forward and walk all around the house and if we let go.. she would turn and look up and start whaling.. I knew what she was thinking.. How could you.. How could you let go and let me walk by myself.  She also was and is a very fast crawler.. I wonder if there is such a thing called speed crawling? So maybe crawling was so much easier than walking that walking took a back seat. Walking is such a huge milestone and it's crazy the amount if pressure it is to just walk.  I know most kids do it eventually but it's interesting how it's such a big deal if a child walks early- like it's an early indicator to being a future genius. 

Tim and I both stood on either side of the hallway and she just stood up and walked to me and then walked to Tim.. back and forth for nearly an hour and was completely sweaty from all her hard work. It was a little crazy and mind blowing watching Nora get so excited about just plain walking and her being so proud of herself.  It's amazing when you witness someone learning something and having that little light bulb switch on.  She kind of walks like a little zombie, arms straight ahead and stiff sort of legs.  Tim is also encouraging her to make monster type sounds while she walks. So I guess I am raising a little zombie :)

What are you up to this weekend?


10 comments:

kirida said...

Oh Nora! You are too cute in that bathing suit!

We will be swimming, too. Our friends have a pool (how does anyone in Seattle have that?) and so we will be there.

tinajo said...

Wohoo - a milestone indeed, and she´s too cute in that bathing suit! :-)

YeamieWaffles said...

This is adorable and such a huge achievement for little Nora, you guys must be so proud right now, this is amazing!

Chrissy said...

Yay, what a milestone! Congrats, Nora! I remember the first steps my daughter Leonie took over 9 years ago as if it were yesterday! Happy Sunday xxx

aguja said...

Yes, such a milestone ... and a thrilling one at that. She will love choosing shoes!!!

Pech said...

Such a funny image I have of her now, baby zombie walker making cute zombie sounds but soo proud of her new mobile method. Wait til she starts lil sprints! Yay Nora and to the two patient parents with a sense of humor! :-)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So very precious, am happy for her :)) xx

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

well she is by far the cutest zombie i have ever seen. congrats, such a big milestone!!

my twins didn't walk until, gosh, i don't know maybe 14 months old?? they would walk on their knees - which i am pretty convinced that means they could have walked on their feet. but they didn't need to, weren't interested. they have been behind in a lot of things but they always get there, they are just on their own time frame and it's cool with me. i am in no hurry either.

rooth said...

Congrats little Nora zombie - we're all so proud of you

Erin said...

Congrats, Nora! That's so exciting! My youngest niece, the smaller of the twins, walked first, and looked just like Bernie from Weekend at Bernie's. Basically a zombie! haha xo