When Colin sat for the first time, I cried because it was the first big milestone that I had waited for. Then, when he sat up for the first time, I cried because he was becoming mobile. I can't even begin to tell you the excitement I felt when he did the worm crawl for the first time because now he was really on the move. I cried when he crawled the right way (I mean, he was doing it the right way and was STRONG enough to do it that way). I cried when he stood up, I cried when he hesitantly took his first step and I have now cried because he is walking. He walks MORE than he crawls. It's becoming our new normal. In fact, we pull in to the driveway, he says that we are home, I take him out of the car and he walks right up to HIS car in the garage and gets in.
He. is. walking.
I can finally and officially report that and I am so excited. I smile inside (and out) every time I see him walk.
But do you want to know what I have now been the most emotional over? Colin called me "mom" the other day. He is saying mom when I walk in a room. He has never done that until this week. It makes me teary to say it because I have waited so long to hear my baby call me mom.