|These feet were made for walking!|
For the last couple of days, Felix has increased his one or two steps to four or five. Yesterday, he just wanted to keep doing it; backwards and forwards between his siblings. Mel (Joel's girlfriend) came out to see what all the fuss was about (there was much cheering and clapping coming from the lounge room), so Felix started taking a few steps between her and Joel. Joel decided to trick Felix a little bit so he held out his hands to him as he walked towards him, but then Joel kept moving back from Felix so he had to walk even further. In the end he walked fourteen steps!! I was so glad I was able to capture it on video.
It must have been the confidence boost Felix needed because, not only did he continue to take lots of steps, but he also started standing up from the floor without pulling himself up on anything. He did that for the first time a long time ago but he rarely did it after that. Funnily enough, the times he did stand without hanging on to anything, he was on our bed on top of the soft mattress which actually made it harder. Typical Felix to do things his own way!
|Clever little man!|
I'm not sure how long it will be before Felix is walking all the time; at the moment crawling is still so much faster. He is going to be a page boy in a wedding in just under two months time, so time will tell whether he will be walking or crawling down the aisle. For now we'll enjoy one beautiful day at a time filled with lots of clapping and cheering. We're all looking forward to seeing what extra mischief Felix will get himself into now that he's much more mobile.