Kate has been very slow at moving. At her 9 month check up, she hadn't started crawling yet. By her 1 year check up, she was moving around - not crawling, but scooting and getting around in her own way. She had her 15 month check up last week, and she has finally started to do some walking. I've tracked down several videos we have taken of her over the months that highlight the evolution of her moving! (hopefully, they will all load!!)
This first one was taken in early November. She had just started to scoot...
This one was in early January. She's really got that scooting thing down! I think she looks like a gorilla when she really gets moving! She never really did crawl. She will, once in awhile, if she gets stuck in a spot or she's copying her brothers.
The walking begins. Kate will cling to your finger and walk anywhere! Her favorite place to walk is outside, up and down the sidewalk with dad. She yells at him everytime he comes home! This was in late January...
A few first hesitant steps on her own. This was February 8th.
10 days later, she's doing so much better!
Which brings us to today.... Since February 18th, she's walking more and more - although she is still really hesitant to walk, unless she is holding your hand or using her little walker toy. Once in awhile, she'll be brave and walk across the room. This past weekend, she tackled the stairs, and went all the way up and all the way down (I'll have to try and get those videos loaded on soon). She's finally getting it all figured out! It will be interesting to see how long it takes her to finally walk on her own, without screaming for someone's hand to hold. She's a funny girl!
Here's is one last video, taken on February 19th. I was cooking dinner and she came into the kitchen and stood herself up and started walking back and forth on her own. She hasn't done it since, but I love this video!