Sunday, July 3, 2016

Charlotte is walking!

Dear Charlotte,

It has been another wonderful month. To see you do what you do.

Last week has been a roller coaster ride for me, though. You're down with cough and flu with a lot of phlegm in your throat. It made you very uncomfortable, especially when you're asleep. You'd cough in the middle of the night and throw up. Last week alone I've changed your bed sheets 5 times. I've declared myself as the Queen of Changing Bed Sheets.

 Despite having to deal with you constantly trying to puke on me and me trying to catch every drop with my own bare hands, the highlight of the week (and month!) has to be you started walking! It was on the 21st of June, 2016 (Tuesday). I was teaching a student and you were crawling here and there trying to take and pull everything as usual.

Then, the unusual happened. You took more than 1 step unassisted, and fell. You stood back up, and took 3 unassisted steps! Then you went back to crawling. Throughout the 2 hours we were there, I realized you took another 4 to 5 steps a few times unassisted. I knew, you could walk already. And soon you'll be able to walk freely, and maybe wouldn't want me to hold you any longer. It was emotional for me as I really never I never imagine you would walk so soon as you're born with club foot.

So as I watched, I just lived in that moment and didn't bother to take any video. And then regretted a lil later hahaha. But that night, I saw it coming and so I had my camera ready.

It's been a week now and you're getting much better at walking. You'd stop and be afraid to step into into the elevator or place that you need to walk through a door, I don't know why. But you are walking more and more everyday. I always watch in awe, and then carry and hug you a little tighter when you happily walk towards me and hug me.

 I took another video of you walking with daddy the other day.

Go slow, my baby. You have a long way to go. Daddy and mommy will make sure to hold your hands so that you won't fall down clumsily. And even if you can finally walk freely, we will always be at least 2 steps behind.

 Love and kisses, 


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