Yes, that’s right – April is WALKING! April is 15 months old, but really would only be 12 and a half months old, which is pretty good for a baby to walk.
Watch her here – I managed to capture it!
I googled it like you do and it said…
Most babies take their first steps by their first birthday. By the time they’re 15 months old, most toddlers are walking unaided, though often with uneven steps (babycentre).
So, I think that’s pretty darn good! A baby born so premature to be walking already. I say walking, but I mean she’s taken her first 5 or 6 steps without holding on – it’s not like she’s chasing me around the house yet (or should that be the other way round!!) Many of the other babies we know of a similar age are walking and some have been for ages, but when you think of it in her term dates, she’s spot on!
It’s sometimes hard thinking of the ‘what age would she be’ when you’re trying to work out her milestones and it can get confusing. Through the whole journey, I’ve learnt not to sweat it (well not the little things anyway). I count my blessings that our little miracle can even walk! I read on an online group the other day about one baby born premature, 32 weeks in fact and he’d only just started walking with the aid of a frame age 2.
I just try to encourage her now, but I’m sure she’ll be off before we know it!
At 15 months April is really getting a little character. She is so cheeky and pulls the cutest grin when people smile at her. She loves attention and laughing with people. She has also discovered books and loves us reading to her – anything with noises or flaps she can lift up. She is into everything and you have to watch her all the time. I feel like a broken record saying ‘no, no, no’ constantly. however, you generally only need to tell her a couple of times and she will stop…or throw a paddy!
I’m not sure what this paddy thing is all about – it’s come out of nowhere. One minute she’s fine, the next if you tell her not to do something she starts crying and throws herself on the floor. I tend to ignore her and walk off. The soon stops her! I hope this is just a phase!!!!!!!
Talking of phases – the sleep. You just can’t judge what she is going to do next. We’ve gone through months of her going to bed well, then usually waking up 3-4am as her dummy has fallen out, or she is upside down in her cot. Then for a week or so it was amazing – she was sleeping from 7pm to 7am. I didn’t know what to do with myself…all this sleep. I started not being able to get to sleep at night as I had not had a broken sleep and almost had too much sleep. You forget how good it feels. I was a bit hyper and so much energy. However, it’s not lasted long. She always goes down really well, but we’re back to waking in the night..and worse of all waking up at 5am and screaming!!!! Sometimes I can get her back to sleep, but generally, she’s up at 5.45am. ON the plus side she is now having 2 good naps in the day – that was nnon-existentbefore! I am hoping this is a short phase and she goes back into the 12 hour shift – it was bliss while it lasted!