This morning I was down on the floor playing with Bella and, suddenly inspired, I stood her up at arm’s length in front of me. Then I let go and coaxed, “Walk to Mama,” and she took three little steps and tumbled, giggling, into my arms.
Then we did it again. And again.
This wasn’t her first time taking unsupported steps; but it was the first time she’d walked to me. And how sweet it was.
By that point Dom had run into the office and retrieved the camera. But then, of course, she started to crawl towards him. She finds the camera irresistible. But then, by the simple expedient of my holding another camera, we did get a short little video of her walking. I’ll post it as soon as I figure out how to format it properly for the blog.
In the meantime, enjoy this picture I took the other day of Bella standing on her own:
“Look, mom, no hands.”