That’s right, you heard it here first, Doodle has taken his first solo steps. There are no pictures as yet because he first toddled out on his own while we were getting ready for bed on Friday night. We had been trying to convince him he could walk on his own because he will stand on his own and will walk beside you holding on to just your pant leg or finger but he would just get to excited and lean forward so when you let go of him, he just fell into waiting arms. Which he loved, it was a great game. So Friday night caught him quite by surprised and he wasn’t sure why all of a sudden Daddy was cheering and clapping and Mommy was squealing and crying (ya, that’s right, I had a tear or two, wanna make something of it?). He’s done it a couple times since, but then he gets so giddy he just goes back to running/falling forward. Once he figures out what he’s doing, I am so toast, he’ll be running within a week. I really hope the weather straightens up soon so I can send him out to the back garden (yard) and let him run around there.
Steps weren’t the only firsts around here. He also slept through the night for the first time Friday night. WOOHOO!! Now I know there are many of you out there who were getting good night’s sleeps out of your kids much sooner than 10 months, but sleep has always been a struggle for Doodle (and yes we tried giving him cereal just before bed). Since we arrived in the UK however, sleep has slowly but surely been coming in line. He started by napping well and long twice a day and now he’s getting a good night’s sleep as well. Thank God. The day is so much easier when both of us are well-rested.