Today Jacob took his first steps – looking very much like a sailor leaving a pub late at night after having far too many pints of beer. We had not been expecting it as Jacob always seems so unsure and unsteady on his feet – but he is a child full of surprises….this much we are certain. He stood there in front of me for maybe a couple seconds or so, sort of looking at me like why am I standing here and why are you not holding me? Then he just put one foot in front of the other and took about 3-4 steps towards me before falling onto his toosh. I shrieked with excitement and probably caused him to fall onto his toosh but I couldn’t help myself….it was so unexpected and exciting. Jacob just seemed to shrug it off like – yea I’m cool and I know it. We tried to get him to do it again but he just was not interested. A short while later he did it again – even later in the day he wowed us a third time. I’m still pretty sure that he’s going to take his time before taking off in a full trot but my bet is that he’s a full time walker by the time he’s 15 months old.
YAY Jacob. You go boy!