One small step for Monkey, one giant leap for Mama

It was just a few weeks ago that we were celebrating our little boy discovering he could move his body across the floor. In terms of progress, he doesn't seem too interested in perfecting his army crawl anymore. For the last week M has only been happy standing on his two feet.

Monkey loves nothing more than standing, holding on to the sofa and jabbering away. After a few slips and slides he realised he could move his feet and shuffle along the sofa to grab remotes and Xbox controllers or an unattended iPhone. We thought this stage would be a long one, until a couple of days ago we noticed M was letting go of whatever held his balance and was standing on his own for short periods.

Tonight before bed we were encouraging him to get his balance when standing and after he had got his balance he took a step forward. We both screamed in joy which shocked M.


One small step for Monkey, one giant leap for Mama -

After many cuddles and a mini celebration, I set up my camera and pushed record on the off chance he would repeat his steps. After several minutes of back and forth, he caused even more joy when he took not only one step but a mini shuffle of steps.

I didn't realise my heart would feel fit to burst each time I witnessed one of M's milestones. He really does fill each moment of our lives with joy. He also looks set to keep us on our toes.



This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. lucy at dear beautiful Reply

    Ahhh, that’s the cutest. And well done for getting the camera set up to catch it. Clever boy monkey! Just don’t learn to run too fast or you’ll really be giving those mamas trouble. X

  2. 2aussiemammas Reply

    I knew it! He just has this look in his eye which said to me “this crawling thing is for babies, I’m gonna WALK!”



  3. Katie @mummydaddyme Reply

    Amazing! Well done monkey. I can’t believe it. He is a very clever boy considering how little he is. Good luck guys, he will be keeping you on your toes now! X

  4. Carley Reply

    He’s super adorable, and you guys both look so absolutely proud of him! This video gave me so many happy feelings. Cx

  5. TheBoyandMe Reply

    I actually cried watching this, how proud of him you must be. I didn’t just cry because I’m a soppy sod, but also because it made me smile for all the moments you’re about to have. Enjoy every second.

  6. Jaime Oliver Reply

    OMG this is just fantastic! i love the fact he really had no idea how excited you both were!! I am super honored that you have linked up this really important post with #magicmoments – as magic moments go this is pretty blooming fab!!

  7. Cheryl Reply

    Monkey is incredible!! He looks so so cute taking little steps. You must be so proud of him 🙂

  8. Aida Reply

    that is so sweet and what a clever little Monkey as well. Walking so young. Our guy also loves nothing more than being on his feet but I actually think proper steps are a while away. Well done mummies for capturing the moment.

  9. Charlotte - Write Like No One's Watching Reply

    Oh my gosh! Monkey! How old are you!? You have beaten William to the post and gosh he looks so strong and SO proud of himself. You both looked fit to burst with pride. You are beyond lovely parents. So clever to get that camera set up! xxx

  10. Emily Reply

    Awwwww, wonderful!!
    Well done little man – Lil’F has been in the cruising phase for ages. She is desperate to walk and keeps doing a very odd pyramid move in the middle of the room where it looks like she’s just going to stand up and head off but she’s a very efficient crawler and has a need for speed! Xx

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