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First Steps [Aug. 10th, 2008|05:16 pm]
We finally reached that auspicious day which is sacred in the Halls of Parenting (which are located right behind the Center for Life-Changing Decisions and the Stadia of Excrutiating Childbirth).

Timothy took his first unassisted steps. In fact, he took four or five of them and then topped it off by standing up without any support!

We were at a potluck picnic organized by a coworker at Alki Beach, a waterfront area in western Seattle. There was a whole passel of kids there, many around Tim's age.

Timothy was intrigued by balloons. He spent some time batting at them and chasing them around the grass. He was walking around holding onto my finger, as he's been doing for a month or so. Then, he let go and took a small tottering step. Just on his own initiative. I knew it was probably just a matter of time since when he walked with our fingers, it wasn't like we were really supporting him or anything.

Later, when he wanted to reach something, he stood up by himself. He rolled back onto his feet in a squatting position and then tentatively stretched his legs. It was very wobbly but he managed to lift himself to a standing position... shortly before falling backwards. But cloth diapers double as good impact padding.

[User Picture]From: diadexxus
2008-08-11 01:56 am (UTC)
Congrats :) Did you get it on video? :)

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-08-11 04:09 am (UTC)
No, sadly. Heck, we rarely remember to bring the camera. :P
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[User Picture]From: chipuni
2008-08-11 02:12 am (UTC)
Congratulations to Timothy!
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[User Picture]From: penh
2008-08-11 05:00 am (UTC)
Soon world domination will be within his tiny adorable grasp!
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[User Picture]From: timberwoof
2008-08-11 06:17 am (UTC)
I don't have any kids of my own. The closest thing I have is an early childhood memory of my little sister taking her first steps. So thanks for sharing that with us; I'm proud to have been there vicariously though your blog. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2008-08-11 10:36 am (UTC)
Is it appropriate in this context to say, "Photos or it didn't happen?" ;)
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2008-08-11 03:49 pm (UTC)
You might have to wait until he goes to kindergarten, then; Timothy's general response to doing things on cue is "I am not your trained monkey". :)
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[User Picture]From: mothermonster
2008-08-11 08:57 pm (UTC)
lets get toghther and bug those guys for pictures. That way Nic can't give me too hard of a time about nagging for pictures
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[User Picture]From: mothermonster
2008-08-11 08:54 pm (UTC)
from one parent to another--your life will never be the same!! Give him a few hundred kisses from Grmma Gretchen--when you catch him--he is the cutest most talented baby Timothy Riggs in the world!! If you don't believe me ask your Mom!
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2008-08-12 03:58 pm (UTC)
Aww, is ferret (see: carpet shark) days are coming to a close :-p

I'm sure it won't be long before he's running, maybe even jumping. Next step: 2012 Olympic Games!
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