A few weeks ago the baby finally started walking. He was "cruising" around the house holding on to the chairs, the walls and anything else he get his hands on until finally it happened. He just let go and walked clear across the room. I have to admit, when I saw him do this for the first time I had a lump in my throat and it took all I had to hold back the tears (if you are a parent you will understand).
The baby was a little late learning how to walk. We took him to the doctor about 3 weeks ago for his 15 month check-up. I was a little concerned because he was 15 months and had not started walking on his own. Most babies, from what I had heard and read started walking by at least 13 months. His pediatrician did his exam and watched the baby "cruise" around the exam room without letting go. After examining his ears, his pediatrician determined that he had fluid on his ears and said that the fluid could cause the baby to feel like he is off balance, keeping him from wanting to let go and walk on his own. He prescribed nasal spray to help clear up the fluid in his ears and 3 weeks later he is walking.....Yippee!
I wish I had pictures to post of him walking but to be quite honest I can't keep him still long enough to take a picture. He has definitely been keeping me on my toes the past few weeks which partly explains why I have neglected my blogger duties. Hopefully I will have pictures to post at a later date. Uh Oh....gotta go. I hear the baby dragging my pots and pans out of the kitchen cabinet. That is his favorite thing to play with now....mommy's pots and pans.