I love to keep mental notes about how my babies are different and how they are the same. One blonde, one brunette. One has blue eyes and the other has brown.
Ellie learned to walk right around 11 months old. Just a month behind her big sister. Both girls began sleeping through the night when they started walking, thank the stars. Almost a full year of nightly feedings for both girls and exhausted mornings for their parents. I’m a little more than a month into sleeping through the night and I almost can’t remember how awful it was. Almost.
Charlotte learned to walk at 10 moths and took off like a drunk little sailor going as fast as her little legs would take her. She was so fast and so unsteady that we bought a little foam helmet to protect her. She crashed into corners, tables, and floors all day everyday.
Ellie is sure and steady, never going faster than necessary and always in control. Whenever she gets a little unsteady, she stops and regains control. She is careful to fall backwards onto her diaper-padded tush whenever possible and unlike her sister, never ever leads with her head.