Timothy took his first steps today.
Well, two days ago he took one mini-step before he decided to drop to his knees – not so much a step as a small movement with one foot.
Today – he actually walked. A very short distance – from under my desk towards the couch (where I was). His hand got stuck in the laptop cord, but he still remained upright. He made a few steps! Tiny, funny steps. More like a shuffle 🙂
And overall Timothy seems to have broken through the language barrier all of a sudden. He understands certain words and phrases now! Like when I ask him to clap his hands. Or ask him where the switch is. Or ask him how he strokes his panda (we got him a GIANT panda as a bday present). Or today in the bathtub I repeatedly asked him not to stand up, gently getting him to sit down – and then I decided to simply ask him, without urging him to sit down by touch. He understood! He sat down and he was really proud of himself 🙂 We repeated this a few more times.
And this couldn’t be daycare influence. They speak English there – at home we speak Russian with Timothy.
He’s growing up…