It has been a very long time since Peyton has done anything that has really wowwed me. For close to three months now she has been walking along the furniture and taking a half step inbetween objects, then she realizes what she is doing and drops to the floor. We are constantly watching her, not wanting to miss her first steps. We always have our camera charged and ready for when Peyton finally will make the move.
Peyton has always been somewhat of a lazy baby. When I was pregnant I always said I was going to go past my due date. She made my pregnancy so easy, she was to comfortable, I knew she wouldn't want to leave. Sure enough she was two days late. I know thats not a huge amount of time to be over due, but lets face it at that point being one hour over due will make you furusterated that you are still pregnant.
We get told all the time that she will walk when she wants to. And to be thankful shes not walking because we will wish that she wasn't once she gets faster. I understand what all those people are trying to tell us. But she is nineteen months now and we really want her to walk. We love seeing all the little babies bumbling around and it makes us pretty sad that Peyton just doesn't want to do that. She gets mad that she can't keep up with Ethan or the other babies, yet she needs some other form of motivation to give her that confidence she needs. We know that if she didn't think about it, she would be walking around lots by now.
So this is my bloggy plee that I am not going to think about it as much, or let myself get disappointed when I think that this could be it, only to see she drops to her knees to crawl once again. Our hope is that she will walk soon though so we get to see her bumble around while she is still a baby, and not so much a toddler.
Jason's birthday is on friday so if y'all could send walking wishes our way, that Peyton will give that to Jason as a gift that would be great!
Since I don't have any photos of Peyton walk, and I have not put many baby Ethan photos up, here is a photo of around the time Ethan started walking. He was about 15 months old.