Phoebe went for a little evening walk on 2 April 2017 and this is it she really has nailed it this time. Excuse the huge vest – they’re too big for her. This was the day it was really warm and sunny though and it was just before her bedtime so that’s why she looks like a scruff.
And with first steps it has to be done…my first shoes.
On the Saturday after Phoebe started walking we took her to Maidstone to the Golden Boot to get her feet measured and her first proper pair of shoes. She was a size 4G!
Now she has started taking those first steps, even though it’s early days, I want to encourage her to wear shoes and walk as much as possible. She doesn’t normally sit still for 5 minutes even so I think she might be quite an active child and as we live so close to the beach I’m hoping she’ll be quite ‘outdoorsy’
and then away she went… We tried on a couple of different pairs of shoes but we went with these cream and spotty canvas ones! (CREAM, what was I thinking!) Oh well I’ve been told she’ll grow out of them within a couple of months so we’ll then be onto another pair!
Phoebe took her first proper steps on Friday 17 February and although it felt a long time coming it made me feel super duper proud of her!
Because she was born six weeks early we’ve always noticed she was a tad behind physically on a lot of things. She sat up a lot later than other babies and seemed to crawl quite late and walking has been the same but we’ve got there in the end. And all babies are different so she might always have been destined to walk at this time.
Anyway in the morning on the Friday she took 4 steps – the most she’d done to date and then by lunch she went up to six and then in the afternoon this happened!
Made my heart burst!
Phoebe’s hair has really started to get in her face and although it’s not that long it did need a bit of a trim at the front so I took her to get her first haircut.
We went to a little salon just round the corner from our house and they were really lovely and good with her. She sat on my lap while she was having it cut and i let her play with my phone and the lady gave her the water squirter to play with. Then ta-dah a few seconds later it was done. And the brucie bonus was they only charged me 50p. Wish my haircuts cost that much.
She does look a lot smarter though and it’s out of her eyes which is the main thing.
And because she was so good they gave her a biscuit at the end.
On Christmas Eve Little Bee gave us an early Christmas present by walking with her walker. The first time she has done this and shown any signs of walking since she got the pram walker on her birthday back in October.
It made me light up with joy and I can’t wait for her to walk properly now.
This year was no different to last. When Phoebe met Santa it was quick. She was not really that impressed with him and no matter how many presents he’d offered she would have cried.
I know she is still too young to know who he is or what Christmas is about but I wanted to get the photos for a nice memory.
We went over to Westwood Cross in Thanet, same as last year and I think next year I’ll try somewhere different because it wasn’t that great. The photos says it all. Not wanting to look at the camera and getting scared when he talked or looked at her.
At the end of November we went to France for the day to stock up on Christmas drinks and some French treats. She had great fun again on the ferry and in the shopping trolley and on the way home she even stood up for the first time and clapped to the people watching. Quite a little show off she is. Thanks to Uncle Darren for his persistence with Phoebe.