Wednesday, August 29, 2007

first steps

At the age of 11 months and 6 days, Austin took his first steps!


I knew it was coming. He's been very steady on his feet for awhile, and I knew given the right incentive he would do it. He walked for a balloon. That's it. With almost no coaxing, he took 3 steps. How long do I have until he's running through my house? How long do I have until he's climbing onto the furniture? My baby's growing up. I feel...well...I'm not sure how I feel. I'm not sad, but I'm not thrilled. I want him to grow and get strong and big, but I don't want it to happen too fast! Ellie walked before I was ready. Annie took her time, and I was glad for that. Austin's been pretty fast at almost everything, so I guess I was ready this time. I guess. He'll turn one year old very very soon. I'm not sure if I'll be ready for that, but I guess I don't have a choice. I'm trying to focus on how cute he'll be toddling around, holding his favorite ball. I'm sure it'll be fun!

6 comments:

dawn said...

Shelley-I got tears reading this. What a sweet time in his little life. You will love raising your little boy. Love that picture if you clapping and cheering him on. Isn't that what we are as moms...our kids' biggest fans.

JP's MOM said...

Hooray! What a big day for such a little guy! I bet his sisters were so proud of him.

Janelle said...

Sweet Austin! I can't wait to see him walking...I love babies first steps. Oh so good!

Alana said...

I have a huge grin on my face seeing that picture. That is wonderful! Hold onto your hat, though, he's going to be RUNNING in no time. And he won't stop anytime soon ;-)

Carissa said...

yeah for you and your family shelley! and good for austin! that is big stuff!!!

michelle said...

Wow! How exciting! He is going to love being able to catch up to his sisters easier! I can't believe he is going to be one soon!