Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Baby That He Should Be

My almost 13 month old refuses to walk. Refuses. He prefers to crawl or be carried. When we position him for walking while still holding him under his armpits, he automatically lifts his feet. He doesn't want to walk. He will climb and pull himself up but walk? No way. He'd rather be carried. Al 12 kilos of him stuck to my hip.

He did take his first 4 steps 5 days ago and I was so ecstatic that I posted it on facebook. Apparently, I never learn my lesson. Of course, by announcing it to the whole world, I jinxed myself! And since then, he has refused to walk again. He even hates it when I put on his shoes! I hope by my announcing his not wanting to walk, I will jinx myself by allowing the exact opposite to happen. Hah crossing my fingers. 

My eldest walked a little before he turned 11 months. My second walked a week before he turned a year old. But this youngest one is probably soaking up in all his babyness.

In the meantime...


Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

My daughter didn't walk until she was 15 months old. I was getting nervous that something was wrong but she was just being stubborn! Enjoy his babyness now because as you know, it will be gone all too soon!

Heather said...

I didn't want my last child to walk as soon as she did! I was tempted to push her down! Enjoy him being a "baby" a bit longer.