Saturday, January 5

He's On the Move!

Drew has captured his balance enough to start walking! He took a couple of steps on New Year's Day, and since then has taken some each day. We caught this tonight:

Usually Drew will just decide to walk instead of crawl, completely unprompted. In order to get him on video I had to give him a little incentive - he was trying to reach his new tool bench.

Last night I was sitting in our playroom with Drew's Sister watching Aladdin while Drew played. I happened to look over to where Drew was playing, just as he decided to walk out of the play house across the room to the play stroller. He took about ten steps. Again today, he was doing much of the same while playing with Daddy. He's making tremendous progress very quickly. And the most exciting thing is that he is choosing to do it on his own.

Make no mistake, crawling is still his prefered method of transportation, but at least he's giving his two feet a try!


Mom to Toes said...

Go Drew!

I love the video. He is seriously getting to be such a big boy.

Jennifer said...

Oh wow!! In a week or so he'll be footing it everywhere...he's on his way! Such a big boy!! I know you're tickled pink! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh wonderful! I loved the little munchkin voice in the background encouraging him, that's got to be incentive as well! It's amazing how when they start to do something new, the progress just rushes in like a wave. The baby gates came out at our house when Ethan started moving around upright!

Landon's Mom said...

Way to go Drew!!I know you've been anxious for him to start. Looks like he is making up for lost time fast.

Abbie said...

Yippie!! He's mobile!

Jennie said...

WooHoo!! Congratulations Drew, you're growing up so fast.

Thanks for sharing.

Kristen said...

Congratulations, Drew!!! There is no stopping you now!!!

Yana said...

Yay! Congrats, Drew! Such a sweet boy!