Down and Up

On Wednesday, I relapsed. It was horrible. I spent the rest of Wednesday and Thursday trying to bring myself back up to an “ok” level.

Then today happened.

The most amazing high I have ever experienced in the last few months. It’s pulled me right out of my low.

Emma walked. Unaided for more than a couple of steps. She’s been cruising and using her push along walker for about 2 months now, but she’s not had the confidence to stand unaided for more than 5 seconds, nor walk unaided for more than 2 or 3 steps.

Until today.

First proper steps at 11 months old.

Proud mama doesn’t even BEGIN to cover how I am feeling right now.


For Christmas, Emma got a vTech walker. Not a sit-in one, but a push around one, with lots of buttons and keys and lights and sounds, and a telephone.
When you pick the telephone up, the walker makes a ringing noise. We thought it was incredibly cute when Emma picked up the phone and held it to her ear. These babies they learn quickly!!

Then, whenever she saw any phone she picked it up and put it to her ear and then she babbled at it.

Except now it’s not just phones. It’s her hand, the remote, any toys.

Usually she will just put her hand to her ear, say “Daddy” and then babble away.

We thought that as she would babble away, she may talk into the phone during an actual phone call.


Instead she listens, looks at the phone and smiles or waves her hand. Unless it’s my mum.

My mum is the ONLY person she will “talk” to on the phone. It’s super cute.

I discovered today that I can get one handset to “find” the other and ring it. So we played with the phones today. An additional activity for a rainy day!