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6 Steps down, 216,262,494 to go February 5, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — perfectlywhite @ 6:34 pm

Which, if you don’t speak cryptic, means that Corban started walking 😉  Apparently, the average number of steps a person will take in their lifetime hovers somewhere around 216,262,500.  He took his first step a couple of weeks ago, but I wasn’t sure if it counted because he was basically falling into me and just happened to move his foot at the same time.  After a week or two of doing that, he eventually got better at it and then would do it with one foot after the other, and yesterday he took 3 big old sturdy steps, followed by SIX big old sturdy steps today (and by today, I now mean last week Tuesday 😉 ), right into his daddy’s arms :).  I’ve continually been surprised by how gradual development happens!  In my dev psych classes, we went over so many “stage theories” of development which made it sound like one second the kid’s not doing x, y, or z, and the next minute they are crawling, walking, talking (graduating from high school).  Not so, Mr. Piaget, I’m a believer in continuous development (and you are welcome for the free psych lesson – you don’t even want to know how much I paid am still paying for that).

And yes, being on the other end of those outstretched arms is indeed the BEST feeling in the world!

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