Wednesday, May 18, 2011

looking forward...

I am REALLY excited for Maddie to walk consistently…I have to admit it is for mostly selfish reasons…and I really underestimated the amount of time it would take for her to do this task…Maddie has been cruising for about 3 or 4 months now…and she is still not walking close to 100% of the time…I am SO not complaining…and I am SO very proud of her…she is taking about 5 steps a fall and then a get back up and try again…it is VERY cool to watch and I really get excited with every step she takes…I never get tired of watching her…I never get tired of kneeling down and catching her…and I never get tired of watching the excitement run through her body when she gets to her destination…Maddie walks with a confidence almost a swagger…she knows what she wants and where she is going…my selfishness comes from clothing and accessories…I really want to dress her in pretty clothes and shoes that will not fill up with dirt as quickly as they do with her crawling…and in dresses she has to bear crawl because the dress gets in the way… I also look forward to holding her hand and walking anywhere… I cannot wait to see her and Max hand and hand together….I am looking forward to the day she walks away from me…and in the moment of panic-thinking where did she go…only to turn around and see her giggling….I look forward to her walking to a flower and squatting down, touching it, smelling it, eating it…and then me swiping her mouth hoping she did not choke! So many things to look forward to…now that Maddie is the BIG 2 I feel like she can handle more things…or maybe I am just talking about myself-again!

8 comments:

  1. Those are *awesome* (not-so)selfish reasons for wanting her to walk!!! I love those, too. :-) Soon, soon, soon...

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  2. Such an awesome post...LOVE it. Soon she'll be walking all over and then running and then...watch out! :)

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  3. I felt the excitement as I read your words! I felt a huge sense of relief when Kristen walked and felt as if everything was going to be just fine! It helped me cope a lot, and it gave Kristen a new sense of independence that she loved! I am so happy for you...and proud of Maddie!!!

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  4. Beckys comment is interestting to me because I have been wondering if the fact that grief is still such a part of my life is the fact that Owen isn't walking. I think I will feel such a sense of relief when he finally takes to walking full time, the difference will seem less and I don't think it is far off now - 2 weeks ?

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  5. You know reading the last two comments have me really thinking too...I have always had in my mind that the last "major" thing I need for Russell to do is walk and then I too will feel a sense of relief...I just love this blogging world! I really dont know what I would do without the support of other Moms!
    I cannot wait for Maddie to be walking, how exciting will that be!! Loved this post Kim :)

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  6. Once she starts you are not going to be able to stop her. Such a joy each milestone our kids hit.

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  7. I agree with Becca those are amazing reasons for wanting her to talk. I remember I waited and waited for this day for Skylar, she stood forever, just stand. Than she learned to take a step or two, but soon found out crawling would get her there a lot faster. So she regressed for a while and it wasnt until about 24 months she was walking fully. And not until now at 3 years will she walk and hold my hand. But its the best moment in the world. Ive waited for it forever, to be able to call her name and have her come run and hold my hand <3 God Bless You
    Beautifull Post

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  8. I can't wait for Claire to walk for some of the same reasons! I have soooo many cute summer dresses for her. And yet crawling + dresses = one frustrated kiddo. Maddie is doing great with the walking and it will be full time before you know it!

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