Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day of Firsts...

Chase took his first actual walking steps today. A couple weeks ago he took 2 steps but he hasn't really acted on that since then... until today! I saw him confidently take a couple steps out of the corner of my eye so I put him in front of me and called him... and he took 4 actual walking steps to me! I was so excited I ran over to the MIL and jumped around with her for a little while.

Coincidentally she had a dream last night that Chase started walking... too weird right??

Anyway, we got ready for bed and waited for daddy to get home so we could try again. He didn't take any more steps when I brought the camera out so I was nervous that daddy wouldn't see it. Lo and behold... on the first try Chase took at least 6 steps to Adam... it was the most awesome thing I have ever seen! Small man walking!!!

You may have noticed that my title says firstS which would beg the question... what was the other first? First busted lip... complete with blood and all. Lately Chase has had a lot of confidence in his ability to stand unassisted... which he tries to demonstrate anywhere and everywhere... including the bathtub. I can't even count the number of times I sit his little bare tushy back down in the tub telling him "no, we don't stand in the tub, we sit in the tub"... to which he replies "bahha, hiya mahm, mahm" and proceeds to stand back up. One of those times, he stood and fell before I had a chance to sit him down and explain the dangers of standing. And boy did he fall... face first on one of the ledges. And boy did he scream... that was like NO other scream he has let out before... definitely a shock and pain scream. Definite busted lip... it was bleeding and he was crying. I felt so bad for him... I think the shock of it hurt worse than the actual lip. I knew in my head he was fine but I bundled him up and took him to the main house, just to get a second opinion from Grandma... since she has done this before! As I suspected, he is perfectly fine... he had even stopped crying by the time we got to her!

So there you go... 2 first for Chase on October 16, 2008!!!

6 comments:

KaraB said...

And Claire has a lot of confidence in her ability to stand and take steps, which is why she came home from daycare yesterday with a big lump and cut on her head...fell into an exersaucer. My hair is going to be completely gray by the end of the year.

Birthday boy in T minus 2!!!

AmyJean said...

Congrats! That's so awesome. Next thing we know - running around everywhere :) Smooches to the little man!

kathi said...

Wow. How cool is that (the walking, lol). How thrilled was Adam? Reading about y'all with Chase just brings back so many memories.
The busted lip, OUCH. Now, THAT feeling will never go away no matter how old they are. Every injury, every sickness, every pain they feel - YOU will always feel like you did when you saw him hit that tub. But, then you'll also feel that same sort of joy and pride with every accomplishment and good thing that happens to them just as you did when you saw him walk, they balance themselves out. Though I've got to say, the pride and joy FAR out weigh the other. And that, my friend, is what we call parenthood.

Amy said...

blood. ew. savannah busted the lip about 6 weeks ago. i felt a little faint. that was rough dear...trust me. however, you have a boy and you will probably see more blood than me! just kidding!

The Townleys said...

Congrats on the walking! Happy 1st Birthday, Chase!!! (one day early)

KiKi said...

ahhh now I just wish audrey would walk she is so close