Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Eli's First Steps!!!

Eli has made a lot of progress with cruising around and balancing while standing up. Yesterday he was busy cruising around toys or chairs, and then would let go and balance for a few seconds. He seemed pretty sturdy, so today I decided to see if he would walk to me. I had him stand a few feet in front of me and let go of his hands when he seemed balanced. Then sure enough, he took one step, and fell in my lap laughing. I tried it again and again, and soon he took four steps! We were both so excited.

Tonight we practiced more when Ben came home and it was so cute watching our little guy. Before he got sick, he always squealed really high when he was excited - but he's still a little hoarse and makes a funny sound in the place of the squeal.

I can't believe he's starting to walk!! I know it will be a little while still before he's fully walking, but I am so shocked we are at this phase. We get excited over new things that he's doing every day!

*Disclaimer: There are a few parts where it looks like Eli does a face plant into the floor, but he really just falls into my lap :)

15 comments:

Wendy King said...

What a milestone!!! This is SO cute!:) Way to go Eli. I can't believe he's walking at NINE MONTHS -- so impressive for a boy!

LINDSAY said...

How fun! I was watching it and I was laughing out loud. His little laugh every time he would walk was so cute.

jcsev said...

He is so cute!! Kaelan loved watching him and would laugh everytime he laughed! He is growing up so fast!! I keep telling my kids to grow more slowly, and one time Ansel said to me "I can't mom, you feed me too much!"

Laura said...

I love the sound he makes. So cute how pleased he is with himself.

Laura said...

So sweet! It makes me want another baby just so we can experience that moment again! I love this wobbly-walker age. It's so entertaining!

Beckie said...

hooray Eli!!! I Love your little laugh too!!

Sarah Beck said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing. It's so cute to see kids (and babies) so excited when they can do something new. Way to go Eli!

Anne's Little Life said...

Those first steps are so fun. He'll be running before long!

Suzette Selden said...

The picture at the top of your blog of Eli is the cutest picture ever. He has the best eyes! I cannot believe he is nine months old already.

shontz said...

i cannot believe he is walking! that is so awesome! congrats eli!!! and i love his cute laugh every time he takes a step!! and very cute videos of he and ben.

The Knisley's said...

I love it! He's such a cutie. You gotta love how persistent he is!

The Sweet Life said...

Hooary! Watch out world, here he comes...

Hillary said...

I really can't believe he's old enough to try walking. It seems like you just had him. Logan and I laughed every time he did his coughing laugh. So cute!

The Yost Family said...

Way to go Eli! Soon you're going to have to run after him to keep up!

Rachie said...

Holy Moly! He is so advanced. But I would not expect any less from Eli...he is a smart cookie!