Captured Moments

By: Linnor Marie

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Friday, 13-May-2005 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark
STEPPING INTO THE FUTURE

Last Tuesday, Nanny Cathy excitedly told me that Jake could walk a few steps. Yeah, right. We have seen him pull himself up in the playpen or walk while clutching your hand or onto low furniture, but I haven't seen him walk real steps all by his lonesome. I wanted to see for myself.

Back from a stroll downstairs with the other tots, I eagerly waited as Nanny Cathy poised Jake to showcase his newly-perfected skill. I was quite hesitant to let go of him completely, thinking that it was just too soon. Then, I felt that he wasn't leaning on me for support. Huh? Wha...

He was standing, a bit wobbly though. This was nothing new. Jake could stand alright, even before he turned a year old. Then, his weight shifted from one leg to the other. He looked very determined to lift his right leg, then his left. Soon, like in cadence, he made his slow baby steps towards the television. I literally shrieked with delight! Was this for real? Jake is walking!!! My baby is now walking!

Aw... I felt a pang inside of me. My Jake is really walking now...


After a few days, Jake seemed more confident to walk...


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