Finally! On Thursday, October 9, at approximately 9:45am, Ingrid took her very first solo steps. She was in a physical therapy session at the time. Since then, she has taken many more steps!
The PT had the brilliant idea to create a "crash pile" of pillows, since Ingrid appeared to be scared of falling. We made falling a game, and she was willing to comply with some walking. She still isn't interested most of the time, but she *can* do it and if the past new skills are any indication, she'll soon be compelled to practice this one on her own too.
It has been a lot of fun so far to watch her be so proud of herself taking these little steps and moving her body just like the big kids do!
My hope is that she will be doing some more practicing on her own of her new walking skill by Halloween, and basically proficient in toddling sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. In the meantime, it's finally somewhat fun to help her practice walking - and we've waited a long time for that! And so has she!