Oliver walked at eight-and-a-half months. Early, yes. He went from pulling himself forward with his hands to pulling himself up to standing (using furniture, etc) to walking. I’d have to look back to the baby book to confirm the entire length of the process, but I do remember very well that the standing to walking took about two days.
And suddenly, he was into everything!
I thought it unlikely that Emery would follow suit but it looks like he will meet or exceed that milestone. At five-and-a-half months or so, he was pulling himself forward. Today, at about six-and-a-half months old, he is moving very easily… pulling himself forward, getting on his toes (think downward dog), and has even crawled a little now and then, although he doesn’t seem to realize it because he doesn’t duplicate it consistently. And, if I hold my hands at the right height, he will use them for leverage and get his knees underneath of him so he can stand up, with no extra help from me.
Scary because his little six-month frame still seems so little! But also because our little world will change a lot when he walks: Things will need to be re-baby-proofed; Closer attention will need to be paid; Bruises (upon bruises) will be had; and that all gets multiplied by ten with a two-and-a-half year old brother around (especially when he figures out he does indeed know how to open door knobs… Eeep!)
But he’s so darn proud of himself… 🙂