Walking the Walk. (Or Toddling the Toddle?)

Sometimes you are totally stressed beyond any stress you've ever felt every before. Things seem to be crashing down around you, tension abounds, and life just isn't cooperating in any sort of way. Curses are used. Tears are shed. Fists are shaken. Wine is consumed.

And then, just when you really need it, the universe gives you a gimme--just a teeny little cosmic chuck on the shoulder as if to say yo mama, chin up.

Sage started walking. It's a happy thing. A very happy thing.

It's getting harder to call her "the baby."


Blogger Juicebox Mom said...

Awwww, congrats! I still remember 12 years ago, the day, the time, the circumstance, and the place that my youngest took her first real steps ;-)

6/24/08, 12:28 PM  
Blogger Mima said...

How wonderful, it has to be a really magical moment! And definitely a bonus moment when you needed it.

6/24/08, 12:34 PM  
Blogger AnotherMomCreation said...

Awww, what a nice way to cheer up her mama!

6/24/08, 12:44 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Congrats! Mira has recently started walking, too, and it's awesome. Well, aside from the fact that she can pull down more stuff from higher places now.

We keep calling Mira "the baby" also. I think I'm mourning the baby period, though. Just a little.

6/24/08, 1:50 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Hope you are doing ok. . .

Congrats to Sage. I just love those funny first little steps of a toddler.

6/24/08, 2:36 PM  
Blogger NG said...

Woo hoo! I firmly believe that the baby is the baby until another baby comes along. Sure, it sucks for the last child, but that's the way of the world.

6/24/08, 2:37 PM  
Blogger H.E.Eigler said...

it's so magical isn't it? I'm so sad that we're leaving the baby stage too.....I wander through the baby seciton at Walmart just cause I'm not ready to stop.

6/24/08, 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Grandmere said...

Way to go, Sage!

By the way, my baby is still my baby and she is in her thirties with a baby of her own.

6/24/08, 3:24 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

No way, she'll always be "the baby!"

Congrats to Sage! One milestone down, a hundred more to go.

6/24/08, 4:28 PM  
Blogger motherbumper said...

Way to go baby. Wait, you're right, it's hard to call her baby these days.

6/24/08, 4:56 PM  
Blogger b said...

I could use that particular chuck on the shoulder. I'm glad you got it. Hopefully I'll be getting it soon too.

6/24/08, 5:49 PM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

Aw, congrats to the big girl! Or is it too *early* to start calling her that?

6/24/08, 6:44 PM  
Blogger Sunny said...

oh that is sweet!Pictures please:-)

6/24/08, 10:04 PM  
Blogger Sus said...

Good for her! (And you!) I thought you were describing a baby's tantrum at the beginning - until the wine part. Sometimes I have to look at my 2-year-old's behavior and just go, "I know, girl, I know." Wish I could offer her a glass of wine. Instead, we sometimes just throw stuffed animals at the wall together.

6/24/08, 11:07 PM  
Blogger Heather B. said...

Awww! Toddlers just walking slay me. They're so cute and trying so hard. Congrats!

6/25/08, 1:46 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Hooray, Sage!

I still call Q the babester if he's not in the room to correct me.

6/25/08, 2:18 AM  
Anonymous mrs. q. said...

Yee haw! Phe just started last week, too. We call it 'doin' the frankenbaby'

6/25/08, 9:24 AM  
Anonymous bethiclaus said...

Congrats, Sage! What an exciting time!

6/25/08, 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Ree said...

What a big girl!

6/25/08, 12:18 PM  
Anonymous supertiff said...

this will also be a comfort to my friend...her daughter is 13 months, and she doesn't crawl yet.
she is mobile, though! she scootches all over the house on her but, just using her little legs to pull her around. i think it's the most adorable thing EVER. i secretly wish she never stops doing it.

6/25/08, 2:25 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

Awwwww - can't be the same infant Bossy sat next to at BlogHer last summer.

6/25/08, 2:48 PM  
Blogger Velma said...

Don't worry, she'll ALWAYS be your baby, even when she is 8 and rolling her eyes at you like a teenager. :)

6/25/08, 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Alexis said...

I love toddlers! India is almost a full-on kid now and I miss those early toddly days.

6/25/08, 3:28 PM  
Blogger Tracee said...


6/25/08, 4:42 PM  
Blogger Bronie said...

yippee for first steps! my youngest (and last) just started walking, and oh how i love those first steps! they are so very proud of themselves and so stinkin' cute!

6/25/08, 5:38 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I think my little one must be about the same age as yours because we're at the same place. Every day she seems less like a baby and more like a little girl.

I know this sounds cheesy, but it's really cool seeing them learn.

6/25/08, 6:23 PM  
Blogger the new girl said...

Yay, Sage! I always keep an eye on what she's up to, hoping my girl isn't too far behind.

6/25/08, 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing, when we reduce our lives to a paragraph or two, that it's these moments-these quiet, precious, common moments- that live again and again in our memories. Just ask Momsie. Good at ya, girl.

6/26/08, 10:52 AM  
Blogger J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Yay! Totally fun. She's a toddler now.

Hope the rest of the stress goes away soon. These last few months have been a real bitch for so many people I know.

6/27/08, 10:25 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

Congratulations! This is so, so exciting.

6/27/08, 10:29 AM  
Anonymous SAHM Blog said...

Hmmm. I have mixed feelings on this one. Our little "Finbucket" (Finley) is crawling and pulling to stand on everything. This means much more work on my part to watch her. The walking part is bittersweet. Great to see, but HOLD THE PHONE - we need to clean!

6/27/08, 7:49 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...

Aw. Sweet and dangerous.

And, I still call my 4 1/2 year old "my favorite baby".

6/28/08, 11:41 PM  
Blogger Cloudsters said...

Rumour has it that it's always going to be your baby, past birthday number 40 and beyond...

6/29/08, 5:18 AM  
Blogger caramama said...

Yeah for Sage! Congrats! Now, you get to run after her everywhere.

Sorry things sound tough. I hope it gets better.

6/30/08, 10:58 PM  

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