Edward has been working on standing (ok, so we've been working on standing with him) for the last few weeks. He is getting pretty good at balancing for a few seconds at a time. Kasey even managed a picture this week.
He is even doing a good job at this point of balancing himself when he starts to fall, so he stays up a little bit longer each time. He's to the point now where he'll stand up and then let go, where a few days ago we had to let go of him.
It's actually really cute because every time we let go of him, or get ready to, he gets all giggly and has trouble because he's too excited. Edward is definitely an adrenaline junkie, but that's a story for another time. :)
So today when we were helping him stand, Kasey had ahold of him and he was facing me. Kasey let go, and Edward took 3 distinct flat-footed steps before he toppled toward me. Now this is different from what he's done up till now, where he falls and his feet help break his fall. These were purposeful steps.
I turned him around, let go, and he fell forward and Kasey caught him. He may have taken a step, but it was that "break my fall" type of step. Kasey turned him around again, and he took three more flat-footed steps toward me. We both decided this counts as first step! Of course, both times he got lots of praise and hugs, which he absolutely adores!!
Obviously, no pictures, since we were both involved in keeping him upright. :) We'll work on pictures for a later date, but I just had to share today's major milestone!!
In other fun news, Edward had his first taste of chicken nugget today, and he thought it was pretty good.