My girls are turning 17 months this coming Sunday. Seriously, so crazy to me. Where does the time go? They are constantly changing each week and I feel like they grow inches and gain pounds every week. I am sure it is more likely that it happens monthly, but it feels daily or weekly to me.
I have been a bit worried lately about their development....more specifically their walking. It seems every baby that is around us is walking if they are 10 months and older. Except mine. And it breaks my heart and makes me worry.
Their pediatrician said as long as they are walking by 18 months, we have nothing to worry about. But is that 18 months real age or adjusted age? Because they are almost 17 months real age and 15 1/2 months adjusted age.
Last Friday at my twin mom group lunch, I brought this up to them and they all assured me that my girls are just fine and everyone walks, crawls, sits up and everything else on their own.
We have been practicing walking with them everywhere. We have them walk from the front room to their room, to our room, to the kitchen and everywhere in between. We hold one hand and encourage them to let go, but it hasn't happened yet....
Until yesterday. We went to visit the girls at daycare like we normally do and I was standing Sutton up away from me and helping her walk to me. I let her hands go on one try and she took two steps to me and fell into my arms. So we tried it again and she took another two steps. We tried this a few times and sometimes she would sit right back down, but she was taking steps. Then on our final try I put her way back from me and she took five steps to me, stood there and clapped and sat down. I cried because I was so happy. She finally walked.
And Rory tried with Avery to our surprise who took two steps to her dad and fell into his lap. Then she cried and didn't want to try it anymore. Seriously, I was worrying over nothing. Sure, they may have walked later than other babies, but they did it at their own pace. So let's hope this keeps up.
Now I know to some this isn't exciting for you all, but it is for me and I wanted to document this special day here in my blog...aka my life journal. So thank you all for sharing this with me.
When we got home, we worked on walking more. Sutton is a walking machine. Avery stood on her own for a long time and took three steps on her own. She's ready to start running soon. In no time, I will have two crazy toddlers who I am running after and thinking why did I ever want them to walk, let alone run. Haha.