Your babies first steps; How did you feel?

April 13, 2007 6:49pm CST
I honestly thought that this was slightly overrated, not trying to sound like I wouldn't be happy or enjoy the moment but some people seem to make a huge fuss and I never realized until my son started walking how major it is. How did you feel? I can understand why some people don't make a fuss, or some talk about it a lot as they would be very proud and moved by the moment. It's cute and brings a fun feeling to my world. ~Joey P.s Feel free to share you comments, etc. =)
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I was excited because he had been holding onto the couch for weeks and he was getting frustrated because he wanted to walk so badly. I got it on video, I love the look on his face because he was so happy about it, he nearly fell down from clapping lol. But then I said to myself "uh-oh, nothing is safe". I had to do even more babyproofing!
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14 Apr 07
Hehe. Did yours also use things to walk? (well support them) my son had the habit of grabbing his walker and pushing it when he wanted my wife or someone else who wasn't near him. lol Thanks for sharing yours, I had a smile on my face when reading this. (babyproofing, ah nothing seems safe with my son) is it the same with yours? (kiddie) =) ~Joey
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
14 Apr 07
yeah, he had one of those push walkers, he'd walk from one end of the house and get stuck at the wall, he couldn't turn it around lol
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@gabesmom (1246)
• United States
14 Apr 07
My 15-month old son started walking at 11 months. It was amazing to watch him take his first steps. Walking is a developmental milestone and I was in awe that he learned this quickly. He didn't have to use a walker and was quite steady after a week. It was scary, though, at the same time. I was afraid that he'd fall and hurt himself. There was also a feeling of separation anxiety because he had become more independent. He is able to explore the things around him now without me. It is also more exhausting, having to follow him around to make sure he's safe. Although a lot of parents don't make a fuss out of it, I'm sure most of us keep a picture or video of that special moment.
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@wachit14 (3599)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I loved watching my son take his very first steps. He was only ten months old at the time and he was so very proud of himself that he spent a good couple of hours walking and falling until he tired himself out. Of course we videotaped it. He gets a kick out of seeing himself at that age now that he is all grown up so it was worth making a fuss over. It makes kids feel special that their parents appreciate their milestones as it's good for their self esteem.
@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
14 Apr 07
If you think it is exciting when your kids start walking, just wait until you have the grandkids and they start walking. Believe it or not, its even more exciting. Have fun and cherish every moment with them while they are little, they do grow up and become aliens, (teenagers) LOL.
@OURDEW (4810)
• United States
14 Apr 07
My son is now a teenager and I still remember when he first walked. He was 10 months old, walked across the floor and fell and bumped his head against the wall. He didn't hit it hard just enough to scare himself. After that he held on to the furniture until he was 1 year. Then he just started going all over the place. I write everything down so I don't forget, just incase I might.
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• United States
14 Apr 07
My son started trying to walk around 11 months, then really took off around 13 months of age. He was so proud of himself when he finally got the hang of it, and it was quite an exciting event for me, too. It was yet another step away from babyhood for my little guy, and I think he just about shed the last vestige of babyhood almost three weeks ago when he wore his last diaper ever. He's going to be turning three in about three weeks.
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@paidreader (5146)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I have to say I had mixed feelings about it. I loved the fact that her development was coming along so well and walking really is a big step. I was a little disappointed that her first steps weren't towards me though. Hubby had brought a friend home after work that day. Her dad & I were both there to see the first steps, but she actually walked to someone she had never seen before. She's 21 now and still makes friends with everyone she meets, lol. :)
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I guess you can say I was one of those people that made a huge deal when my first starting walking. She took steps here and there when she was 11 months old. She didn't fully start walking until she turned 1, and I will never forget it. She was outside and took off. You would think a little walker, wouldn't walk so fast, lol. With my 2nd, she basically did the exact same thing as her sister, except when she started walking she was inside our apartment and she didn't walk to me. I give anything to have that one on tape. She got up and walked over to our dog. Her sister thought it was funny, but I was kinda hurt that she chose the dog over me. My oldest is 10 going on 11 now and my youngest is 5. Both events are written in there baby books so I won't and neither they will forget when they walked.
• India
14 Apr 07
i don't know i m still not a parent.........
14 Apr 07
Seeing my little preemie walk the first time meant a lot to me. He was a late walker and with him being premature its hard to know when to expect milestones like first steps etc. He tried for months and months. At almost 3 he just figured out proper running. Yes he is a little slow in things but his mummy is just as proud of him.
@anna480 (15)
• Italy
14 Apr 07
my child started walking at half past ten months. for me it was a surprise.i understood that he was a very intelligent child.
@mama4kids (690)
• United States
14 Apr 07
i loved every first with my kids. my 4th, and last child, started walking before his first bday and i must say it was bitter sweet. i am sad because all of his firsts are the last firsts in this house. but it is an awesome thing!!
• United States
14 Apr 07
when my child took his first step I was very happy I ould not stop talking about it forever I still do even though he is two now I feel really great a warm feeling knowing that the child that was inside of me finally feels the grown on his own.
@Gemmygirl1 (2868)
• Australia
14 Apr 07
I think my main reason for being so excited about the walking thing is coz my daughter started early - it was more shock than anything else - she started chatting fairly early too - with her first word being at 6 months & then she was already standing - she just about skipped crawling & wanted to walk. She was at the step, step, step plonk stage a little after 8 months & now, at 10 months she's walking, just about running, dancing etc. I think i was just so proud of her coz i was expecting her to walk around the time i did (10 months) but she was way ahead of me!
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
I'm always at work during my babies' first steps. Everytime it happens though, my wife can't wait to tell me and phones me at the office. And everytime I hear from her that our baby had her first step, I was overwhelmed with extreme joy that I can't wait to go home myself to actually see it. My eldest (now 7 years old) walked towards me the moment I arrived home and fell to her knees after four steps. My youngest (about to turn 1 this month) meanwhile fell backwards while coming to me. During both these occassions, I was extremely filled with joy and almost tearful. Seeing my babies take their first steps is such an exciting event I wouldn't miss for the world. I consider my wife the luckiest person in our household for witnessing my children take their first steps.
@Bizziebod (3526)
14 Apr 07
Hi Joey, nice to see you back again. How nice to have your son walking now! Time to put all the knick knacks on higher shelves and lock all the cupboards lol! Unfortunately I was at work when my daughter took her first steps, so my friend had the joy in that, although when I got home she was almost tearing round the house she had picked it up that well! It did bring tears to my eyes and yes one of the prouder moments. Good Luck to you
@winterose (39895)
• Canada
14 Apr 07
It is the most wondeful thing to have your baby walk for the first time. It is the sign that he is growing up and it is amazing. I don't think a non parent can fully understand this feeling, you have to live it to truly appreciate it.
@romel_ece (1290)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
I remember when my daughter started her first walk.My wife and I were so happy and excited when we saw her started to walk in steps.We were afraid if she would be tumble that's why we were always make sure that the path he was walking has no hindrance at all.
@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
I was relieved, elated, happy...everthing combined. He's been cruising since 10 months but didn't get around to walking alone until 15 months. Other moms have been telling me that their kids walked at 10 months, so I was afraid that he's delayed. Well, he's not, he just took his time. But I can't really pinpoint the exact moment when he walked alone though.
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 Apr 07
there are in reality only two defining events to my life. The first was seeing the ultrasound scan of our first child in my stomarch, the second was watching my first child take her first steps. It is quite an amazing moment blessed be