For a few months now John and I have attempted to help Sophia get walking, and those attempts have been largely unsuccessful. Sophia does not want to practice walking unless it is her idea, and so our attempts were met with spaghetti legs. "Stand up, Sophia!" and "Let's walk! It's fun!" were met with knees that buckled and a toddler that straight up REFUSED to walk. Hmmm.
John and I decided that we were resigned to letting her walk when she wanted to (since we had no choice!), and have pretty much let her alone about it.
Christmas Day came, and lo and behold, Sophia decided that she wanted to impress everyone and toddle around Grammy and Grampy's living room! Lots of cheers, oooing and aahhing, she loved it. Of course, she stopped anytime the video camera came out.
Next few days afterward?
Fast-forward to tired Mama getting home from work New Year's Day morning, having worked an extra 2 hours, making it a 14.5 hour night shift, and Sophia wants to walk. Go figure.
For half an hour she walked back and forth between John and me, the furniture, into the dining room and back; she was unstoppable! Not only that, she let me catch it on video! So here you go, some of the Snuggler's first real steps . . .