Over the past couple of months, Addison has been taking baby steps towards walking. For several weeks now, she has gotten really good at toddling along while holding one of our hands. But she has seemed reluctant to completely let go. Last week, she started hesitantly taking one or two steps before dropping to the ground to crawl. Then on Saturday, she took several steps in a row! The princess has been trying out her new skills sporadically…though never when we had our cameras rolling. Finally last night, after several independent moments of walking throughout the day, we got it on video. Addison is officially a toddler now!!
Compare that to just three weeks ago…wish I could master a new skill that quickly!
It is rather amusing because most babies are walking earlier than 16 months and when other parents find out Addison’s age and see she isn’t walking yet, they give us that pitying and patronizing, “Oh, don’t worry.” I have been so tempted to reply with a somewhat sarcastic, “Well, the reason she is a little physically delayed is because she went into heart failure before three weeks old and then had a heart transplant a few days later. After being in the hospital for a month, our physiotherapist assures us she is well within normal for her age. AND NORMAL WALKING AGE IS UP TO 18 MONTHS.” But I don’t. I just smile.
Elaine, Aaron and Addison