Walking, Talking and Waving Bye Bye

So little J hasn't made any attempt to walk, talk or wave bye bye. All things that by the age of 14 months he should (in the health visitors eyes) be doing. He does babble and will say Mama and Dada but we are not quite sure whether he has actually linked the words to people yet.
Last week little J got his first ever pair of shoes. His toe after his operation is not completely fixed yet and he may have to have more surgery but we did find while shopping in the Disney store a pair of soft shoes which looked wide enough for him. We tried them on in store and I almost cried. It was so strange seeing him with shoes on. He looked so different.
Nice grips underneath so if he did ever fancy taking the plunge and stand or even walk then these would be great for our slippy wooden floors.

I am so pleased to say that within minutes of him wearing the shoes he managed to pull himself up to standing while holding onto the sofa.
 
I am so proud of him and now that he knows how to get himself up he is doing it all the time. He also now takes a few steps to the side and shuffles along the couch so I'm guessing it wont be long before he's walking round.
 
That night Daddy picked him up to take him upstairs to have a bath and just like any other night Daddy says 'wave bye bye to mummy' except that night he waved. I wasn't sure at first whether it was just a coincidence but I'm happy to say its wasn't because now whenever you say bye bye, his little arm flaps up and down.
 
He's making some new sounds too and I'm starting to see him saying Mama and Dada when he wants one of us.  I don't think it will be long before he starts to try a few new words, I think he is using a certain sound for 'more' and he seems to only make that sound around mealtimes.
 
It really is amazing at just how quick they can become so confident. One minute your baby looks like they are making no attempt to do something then the next minute they are doing it like they have done it for weeks.
  

11 comments

  1. well done jake your a wee superstar

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    1. aww thanks Mandy. hope you are taking care of yourself :)

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  2. Aww how nice! So good the shoes helped him out, my daughter was 5 months before she decided she wanted to walk

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    1. yep, they are definitely helping him. thanks for popping over x

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  3. Awww so glad he's making some progress, every child is different and they don't all do things at the same time, it's not fair that health visitors sometimes make us feel that our children are not 'normal' just because they don't do what they're supposed to be doing at the right time :) xxx

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  4. This reminds me how cute little ones are, my boy is a teen now, time goes so fast.
    #goldenoldies

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  5. Oh wow. I bet this seems a world away now! Loving the linky. Thanks for hosting. Lovely pics too. X

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  6. cute shoes, i like all tiny and cute, im sure he will start doing things in time as all children are different

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  7. How lovely - such an exciting time :-) Such a same that people like health visitors which should know better make parents worry so much when all kids are different and like to do things at their own pace. #GoldenOldies

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  8. That's lovely. Great that he's started doing everything at once! :)

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  9. Yay - Go Little J - Go!! I remember Tom not being able to clap when every other baby of his age could and I got in a terrible panic. Then I took a sharp intake of breath and told myself firmly he'd clap when he was ready and sure enough, clap he did a while later. They all get there in the end!

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