Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Walk This Way Part 1

This is titled Part 1 as I imagine I will be reposting about this topic in the very near future when JC takes his very first unaided steps. It's quite a big deal from the point of view of the child but it's an even bigger deal for the parents. It's the first time when you are really surplus to requirements. I suppose crawling is quite independent but walking to me seems to mark the real start of their growing up and becoming a fully fledged toddler.

John Connor will be celebrating his first birthday in 2 weeks time and it is amazing how much he has grown, learned and developed in that time. I am so incredibly proud of every little step that he has achieved, magnificently and his own sweet time.

One thing about JC is that nothing ever goes to anyone's timescale except his own. I like that about him. He has shown his streak of difference from the outset. Showers not baths, jumping not crawling, finger foods not purees, man sized pizza not stingy children's portion and why sleep in a Moses basket when you can sleep in a roomy cot and in a room of your very own. He has always done things in his own way, in his own time.

I am so passed worrying about when he does things choosing now to live in the moment, cherishing each second I have with him, as time passes too quickly. He soon will be classed as a toddler, no longer my wee baby but I have really enjoyed watching and documenting his 'firsts' this past year are there are many still to come . . . stay tuned.

Here is a clip of him starting to stand up on his own and thinking of taking those major first steps . . .


  1. He is growing up so fast, everyday something else exciting is happening.

  2. Aw bless him....he's growing up so fast.

    "time passes too quickly" 

    Yes it does indeed *sniff* although we are in the talking lots stage and I have to say it's amazing.


  3. Sarah MacFarlane29 July 2011 at 17:39

    I remember looking forward to every stage and feeling sad at the same time as they changed.  So much happens in those first few years and then it seems to slow down a little.  I could never decide which stage I liked best, I still cant (although Im not sure the teenage ones are my favorite:).


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