Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wesley is Wobbly but WALKING!!!

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been on a wild adventure. We traveled, by car, with the boys to visit Grandma and Grandpa in Junction, TX. We made a few stops along the way to visit our wild family in Louisiana and take in a Mardi Gras parade. Then we stopped at the Hamblen Hotel in Houston. We really enjoyed our entire trip. I plan to spend this weekend getting the blog updated with all of the stories of our amazing adventure. I want to post them in order of their events but this one needed to jump to the top of the list because of today's development!

During the trip, Wesley started to show more and more interest in walking with support. He would lead anyone showing interest all around. In these pictures, you can see him at the Kimble County Courthouse leading Miss Haydee on a walk....

Here is Wesley giving Aunt Debbie the same treatment...

A common statement was "it will not be long" when referring to Mr. Wesley and his get-up and go! Today was our first full day at home and both Mike and I were home together before he returns to work tomorrow. It was amazing to experience this day together. When he woke this morning, Wesley was a man on a mission! He started with a couple steps and once he got it.... he got IT! We started counting his steps and he was able to get all the way to 15 consecutive and unassisted steps during the early afternoon. After this point, he started getting a little cocky with his new found independence. He started moving too fast and would fall forward after about three of four steps. He would catch himself with his arms (like in the video below) and stand back up to keep going. He would go a few more steps and fall forward again. With the progress he made today, he will probably be running by the end of the weekend. Check out our toddler....

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Andrew has made amazing progress to catch up with the other boys and is actually standing without holding on more and more. Jared is right there with him as well. With Wesley officially "toddling" around, I am sure the others will be inspired to take off as well.

One more point of interest with this video of Wesley walking is the item he has in his hand. Wesley is our little guy that loves textures and fabrics. While we were at Grandma & Grandpa's in Texas, Wesley discovered some small crochet doilies used for little coasters. One night he was crawling around holding this in his hand. When we put him to bed, he still had it in his hand so we let him take it to bed. When he woke up, he still had a firm grasp on his new "favorite thing." Grandma & Grandpa were kind enough to let us take a few home with us. In the video, Wesley has one of these in his right hand.

I find it so hard to believe that this signifies we are actually moving into the toddler stage. The infant stage was wonderful and has flown by too fast. I look forward to all the excitement this new stage will bring. Over the next couple days I should have the blog updated with all of the great adventures of the past couple weeks.

Take care,

5 comments:

  1. WAY TO GO WES!!!!! RY WAS LOOKING AT INTEREST TO ....

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  2. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, …. Your life as you know it has ended!!!!! All kidding aside, it really is wonderful to see them reach a new stage. It gets wild and fun!

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  3. WAY TO GO, WES. HOW GREAT THAT IS AND I AM SURE THE OTHER TWO WILL BE RIGHT BEHIND HIM.

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  4. That is so cool! It's so amazing how fast it comes together when it does!

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  5. Hey Kellie! I used to talk with you on What to expect, I had no idea you had a blog! Can't wait to read more!

    ~Amanda netherotwins.blogspot.com

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