Yesterday Laila took her first steps! She took two steps without holding onto anything!!! Lately she has been standing on her own for small bits of time… I think she will be walking very soon. She hasn’t taken any steps on her own today, but I can’t imagine it is far off.
Yesterday we also went to Laila’s first birthday party. A friend of mine’s daughter (also named Layla) turned two, and she had a party at Gymboree, which Laila actually really enjoyed. She explored alone on her own a lot more than I expected. Anyway, at the party they were telling us that once she starts walking we will no longer have any free time. And I’m wondering … how will it be that different from now? I mean, in our house at least. I know when we are out it will be different because she will want to walk around on her own and not sit in her stroller and she will probably take everything off all the shelves in stores etc etc. But in our home? Everything is baby proofed and she can crawl around in every room except the kitchen, our bedroom, and the bathroom (all of which can be closed off), so … I feel like either I am missing something or it really won’t be all that different. Am I crazy??