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Sunday, 16 March 2008

One small step for babykind...

Having pretty much consigned myself to second-hand accounts of Iris' various 'firsts' from my Bulgarian alter-ego (my childminder and I share the same Russian name), I was caught off-guard this afternoon.

While Hubby and I chatted about Sunday nothings, Iris decided to make a brave break for freedom and shakily took her first steps. Seven to be precise, and she seemed completely unaware, focussed as she was on a new piece of electric flex to chew on.

I came over all misty-eyed I have to admit, as did hubby. So what if she looked a bit like her mum after too many spritzers and refused to repeat it for the camcorder - she walked and we were there.

6 comments:

Iota said...

You're back. How did the controlled crying end up? Do you get a full night's sleep now?

First steps - how exciting! Congratulations, Iris!

New Mum in Town said...

Hi Iota, been sucked into the returning to work vortex! yes the controlled crying worked, although it has been compromised by vomiting bugs/colds/teething/growing recently, so have come a bit full circle. At least Iris is on the bottle now, and thank goodness for caffeine!

beta mum said...

Once you get them into a sleep routine it's always shot to bits by bugs and teething. But once you've established one, it's easier to get back to it.
I've gone back to work for an employer recently, and it's a real life-stopper.

New Mum in Town said...

Hi Beta mum - yes me too, rejoined the westminster ranks, and seriously sleep-deprived since iris' new hobby of 2 bottles a night - aaagh!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

oooo, how exciting! I missed my 4th girlie's first steps and i was really pissed off. I came back from...grocery shopping or something equally banal...and everyone was jumping up and down with excitement. My first thought was to be very churlish, so i'm very glad you didn't miss Iris'.

Is your name Svetlana?
Pigx

New Mum in Town said...

Hi Pig - Svetlana? er, no.

I have a sneaking feeling that iris also took steps before we saw them but that our childminder kept that to herself...

x