Last Wednesday, February 20th, Berlyn took her first step! I posted a picture of her on my Instagram and loved seeing all the congratulatory comments from all my mommy friends! Berlyn started crawling just before she was 7 months old, started walking along furniture shortly after that, and now she stands alone ALL the time and takes a few steps here and there then falls on her booty. When she took her first step I was ecstatic! It really is crazy to watch your baby develop from barely learning how to see further than 6 inches in front of their face, to talking and then walking.
With Berlyn's birthday just a few days away, this is a big milestone of hers that I will be proud to tell everyone that will be at her party! :) I am so happy that my little girl learned how to do this all on her own, at her own pace. Well, partly at her own pace. My husband wanted her to walk so badly that he would trap her on the ground in between the coffee table and two walk-along toys. Of course she would get frustrated and I would save her, but that is just my husband's humor, I guess!
Tonight I captured her taking a few steps for the very first time on camera. It is exciting for me to watch because as she goes to take the third step with her right foot, you can see a smile spread across her face like "I'm doing it!" I love my baby so much. She is growing too fast!!!
This week is going to be SO busy for my husband and I. Tomorrow night we will be going shopping for some last minute birthday supplies. Thursday we will be taking Berlyn to her 12 month check-up. Thursday night my mom will be coming over to bake cupcakes and go shopping for the food we'll be serving at the party, and Friday we are taking Berlyn to Disneyland for her birthday! We took her when she was 8 months old around Halloween but I think she will enjoy it just a little more now that she's a tiny bit older.
This little muffin is my pride and joy. She will ALWAYS be my baby, no matter how old she is!