So we’re pretty excited. Baby A. took her first steps last night, at 12 months and 11 days old. Sarabeth and I were playing with her in the living room before bedtime and she happened to be standing up. I was sitting approximately two small feet away.
She was holding one ball, and I was holding the other. She really wanted that ball. She then took not one step, but two steps toward me to retrieve the other ball.
And then I heard singing behind me and when I turned, Lady Antebellum was in our dining room singing “I Run to You.”
Baby A. has also been *almost* saying “Hi,” accompanied by an excited wave of the hand.
But her first definitive word so far? “Da.” I count that as “Dad,” but Mommy and I are kind of in disagreement over that. So then I just said, “Fine. ‘Waaaaa!’ is the new word for Dad. So I still win.”
But at any rate, I’m very proud of my little girl. And we’re still very much looking forward to her permanent goal being changed to adoption in March.
On another note, have you read about my upcoming teen book? I think it’s pretty spectacular so far… click here to read a teaser.