Today my baby girl became a toddler, taking her first independent steps in front of all of us.
"Are you going to walk Cierra?"
One small step, then the other foot. We clap and cheer. She claps her hands too.
Then another step and another, a little wobble, then another. We clap more and so does she. She loves the attention and even the twins can't take their eyes off her and her new moves.
Oh this is bitter sweet!
She is only 11.5 months and this is a solid two months ahead of when the twins walked. But she has been crawling for about 4 months now and has been standing so solidly for a couple of weeks.
But it was only a week ago that she walked by leaning really heavily on our hands for support. I didn't expect her to progress quite this fast.
And language too! We have 'Nigh Nigh' which was one of her first actually. (I forgot that in the last post) and now we have "Ehgoh" for "here you go" and "Aahdn" for "all done."
My baby girl is going to be a big girl way too soon for my liking. Although I looove watching her little personality unfold and every new word and lesson learned, I also want to hold her tight and memorize the feel of her little head on my shoulder, her small hand on my chest, her softly rounded back under my hand, her soft fluffy hair under my cheek.
Oh my baby girl, you are such a complete treasure, my perfect reward for the hard work and difficulty of the twin's first year.
And not to leave them out completely, they are a wonder as well and I am completely loving the age of 4! :) More on them soon!
So, nigh nigh babyhood and good morning toddlerdom. We got this! Let's explore.