Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Look Who's...


WALKING!!!



Mr. Noble is 9 months and 10 days today. I was in the middle of cooking dinner for my dinner group. (Once a week I cook dinner for my family plus 2 other families. Then on two other days of the week those families bring dinner to us.) I had nearly every pot on the burners and the oven going as well. My older kids had friends over to play and then I heard Mr. Noble wake up cranky from his nap just wanting to be held. 

Just then my parents showed up to save the day. Their timing for this surprise visit couldn't have been better. Mom helped me cook and clean up some to make more room to cook and Dad was set to the task of keeping an eye on the little guy. So there I am cooking away and mom is washing dishes and I hear my dad saying, "Yeah that's it Noble. Step Step Step." I look over and there is Noble WALKING.

I have known he has been close for a while. He loves to stand and is steady enough to walk when someone holds his hands. But here he was taking multiple unassisted steps. Jon came running in and got out the video camera and we used the remote to entice him to walk over to me. The kid likes the buttons. He took 4 or 5 steps all by himself before getting scared and sitting down to crawl. 

This kid is going to be just like Annie. She was taking steps at 9 months and walking well by 10. Only she was tiny and looked like a 6 month old. It was so odd to see. All my others took longer to walk. I think Sabrina started around her first birthday. Lauren was just after her first birthday. Actually, at 9 months Lauren wasn't even crawling yet. And Camille ... well Noble may be about 5 months younger than she ever got but he is the same size and weight and this is right where she was in the walking thing. She had been crawling for months though. She just was so fast at crawling she didn't see much of a need to get all upright.

Noble, on the other hand, is not so fond of crawling. He doesn't like his knees to be on the ground. He even crawls on hands and feet sometimes. I am sure it won't be long now till he isn't even crawling at all anymore. Oh boy am I in for it now.

13 comments:

Burt Family said...

Way to go Noble! I love when you post about his accomplishments, I have a little boy after 3 girls that is a few months younger than Noble so it's fun to see what I'm in for next :)

Jami said...

Such a fun stage! But I must warn you...boys are SO DIFFERENT that girls. Once they start walking, you can't keep track of them anymore and you just follow them around the house cleaning up everything they knock over, pull out, dump on the ground, etc. or else let your house look like a swap meet just blew in (my house right now).

Kelly said...

YAY! How fun. Mine were all early walkers. Life sure gets more interesting when they're mobile! :) I agree with Jami, too, I had three girls and then a little boy...wow.

Amanda said...

Way to go, Nobel! It's so exciting when they start walking :). My little Eden was the same as your Annie, she started walking at like 9 months but still looked like a 6 month old. It really tripped people out when they'd see her "How old is she!?" was the standard line.

shanan said...

yay! way to go little dude!

Gwenevere said...

We called it "Meal Swap" in Michigan and I miss it dearly! Finding families who are that adventurous is not an easy task especially when most the meals we swapped were of the international variety.

....and so the list of why friends are so wonderful continues.

Familia Martinez said...

Hey that is great! Araya and Ammon both walked about 9 to 10 months and little Alivia is 15 months and just starting to get interested. She is barely 19 lbs so people don't even question why she isn't walking yet. It seems like they are babies longer when they don't walk so early. But you are right...hold on to your hat, you are in for it now huh! Congrats Noble way to go!

Raena Johnson said...

Stephanie - off topice but I started reading My Sister's Keeper today and a phrase struck me and I wanted to share with you as I'm sure you can relate:

"I have only known her for two years. But if you took every memory, every moment, if you stretched them end to end--they'd reach forever." Jodi Picoult

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

So exciting!! You will be running soon chasing after your little man!! He looks so happy and proud!

Brad, Rebecca, Jacob said...

Wow...he looks so big! Congrats Noble on taking those first precious steps!

Kate said...

Noble is so darn cute! And walking already? Crazy!

Randi said...

I like that your lured him with the remote. When my son was starting to crawl I lured him with a calculator. haha. Whatever works, right.

Brady and Rachel said...

Wow! I forget that some kids walk so young. My oldest also was taking his first steps, right before 9 months. But my second didn't want till 14 mo and my daughter who I think is just a few days younger than your handsome little man, won't even crawl yet. She seems very content just to remain immobile. Its a whole new experience with her, that is for sure. She hates to roll over, so rarely does it. She a champ and simply sitting in one spot, and reaching with all her might for items, from that sitting spot. :) Thank you again for your help. Natalie is actually looking for some info from others in regards to grief. I didn't know if you might be interested, or if she has checked out your blog yet, so I may also just send her another link to your blog if that is okay. Thank you again for all that you've shared.