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.
Just a month after Little Bee took her first steps she started showing off around one of our favourite places – Wildwood. She loves seeing all the animals and now she can explore even more because she can walk to her heart’s content.
We love going to Wildwood, we have the annual membership and it means that when we’re at home and there’s nothing to do then we can just pop down the road and know that it will be a fun two hours seeing bears, deers, wild cats, reindeers and lots of other woodland and forest animals. Plus there’s a play area at the end that Phoebe just LOVES. Especially the slide.
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!
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.