June 24, 2008
We're Walking Now!
The triplets, to varying degrees, have been standing unassisted for quite some time. Yesterday, Gabbie figured out how to stand without using something to pull up, and then started taking steps. She would walk towards us doing, what can only be described as, the Frankenstein walk. She would waddle her way through 5 or 6 steps before falling down giggling. She was extremely proud of herself, as she should be. Of course, the moment we reached for the video camera, the action stopped. Today also yielded many failed attempts at capturing the Gabbie Shuffle. Hopefully, we will have some luck in the next couple of days.
So, the common reaction to the walking phase seems to be "Oh, no! You guys are in trouble now!". We have been hearing this all along, it's up there with "You've got your hands full" and "Wait until they start (insert new stage in development here)". These things don't really bother me, but I guess I just don't get it. Seeing my little daughter, who just 18 months ago was fighting for her life in the hospital, taking her first steps was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Seeing these kids go from the incubator to waddling is unexplainable. As for it being harder? No way! Before the babies started navigating the stairs we had to carry them up and down multiple times a day. Now, we simply herd them in the right direction. Having them walk out the car will be an even bigger accomplishment. Plus, they just seem to get more fun each day.
Posted by Jason R. Myers