It finally happened today. We've seen it coming since just before his first birthday when the Bubster began walking behind his push toys. He can spin and manuever one of his push toys very well and even began stooping down in front of it to remove obstructions when he gets stuck instead of standing there and screaming until someone did his bidding. He has also been going from a sitting to a standing position without anything to pull up on for quite some time now. He just stood straight up for a few seconds in the middle of the room before he dropped back down. Today, however, he took his first steps. First it was only two before he dropped back down to the safety of his hands and knees. Then it was four.
I remember playing this game with Dear Daughter. She eventually got up to 20 steps (we would count out loud as we held our breath and watched) before she would go back to her hands and knees. After that, she was on her feet for good.
Also, we took The Bub for a well child visit today. He is a few days away from being 14 months old and he weighs in at 24 pounds and 1/2 oz and is 32 inches tall. This puts him in the 75% for weight and 90% for height. But wait, there's more...he has inherited the large cranium that runs in Dear Husband's family. His head circumference is 19 1/2 inches, which puts him the 95% for head size.
As spring draws nearer, I'm having visions of chasing The Bub around the park while he chases his big sis up the slides and monkey bars. Maybe I still stand a chance at dropping that last stubborn 10 pounds of pregnancy fat. I am soooooo close to squeezing back into my pre-pregnancy clothes. It took me 18 months last time, so I may still be on track. My doc and I are also still working on getting the thyroid back to optimum functioning. I suppose I'm doing okay considering I am now an "old mom" of 35 yrs who has birthed two babies in the past three years and now has a low functioning thyroid.