Juliette has been making ‘lunges’ over the past few days — a few headlong steps towards a target, but her head would always get ahead of her feet. She’d topple forward into someone’s outstretched arms, but it was more a matter of luck than skill where she ended up.
We noticed over the past few days that she seemed to find her balance when she was stationary.
And then today, it all came together. Dad raced to grab his new iPhone to capture the moment, but he’s still struggling with the new technology. Instead of five videos of Juliette walking around the living room by herself, he managed to shoot five videos of his own feet and the inside of his pocket. Try harder, Dad.
She was a little more tired in the afternoon when Dad pulled out his other camera, and her walking wasn’t quite as accomplished as it was in the morning, but I think it still counts. February 2, 2014 was the day that Juliette, at 13 months, took her first proper steps alone.