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Mobility - Elizabeth Unexplained
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Bah, the problem with writing posts in bits and scraps is that it is too easy to leave out the really important stuff. In this case I forgot to mention in my Thanksgiving post that Duncan took his first steps over the Thanksgiving weekend.

At first it was just one, then it was two, then it was three. He's still doing it, taking a step or two or three unaided and balance before plopping down and crawling, so it's no fluke. The gait is very early-Frankenstein's-monster, but it's walking. Also, he crawls up full flights of stairs on his own now.

Duncan turns 10 months old tonight. I'm torn between being proud of his precocious gross motor skills and being terrified.
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From: undauntra Date: December 2nd, 2010 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Time to start him on dancing? :)
enugent From: enugent Date: December 2nd, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seems like it's always the lightweights who start walking early (at least in my circle of friends). That Frankenstein gait is hysterical, though - I remember the way Dorothy's friend Lexie used to walk. Fun that he did it on the holiday, so (presumably) your parents got to see it, too!
psychohist From: psychohist Date: December 2nd, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Margaret took her first steps at about 11 months. Then she had a growth spurt, and quit walking until 13 months. The lighter the body, the easier it is for the legs to be strong enough to support it.

Hongmei has been doing a lot of assisted walking with Duncan, which probably also helps.
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