Yesterday morning my baby boy took his very first unassisted steps. Maya was an early walker, taking her first couple of steps at 9 months and full on walking by 10 months. Kiran has shown very little interest in walking, which is fine with me – I’m in no hurry for my littlest baby to grow up! He’s way more cautious than his sister who has no fear (or sense!) – this boy looks before he leaps. Kiran has mastered skills that Maya never bothered learning, like climbing down stairs backwards and we’ve had a lot less head bangs and falls than we did with her. He’s been walking round with us holding his hand for a couple of weeks and we’ve been able to trick him into standing on his own a couple of times (if he thinks he’s still holding on to something!). I suspected he could actually walk but was choosing not to. And then yesterday I plonked him down on the floor and he took a couple of steps towards me before losing his balance. I managed to get the second attempt on video before he went on strike – now if I stand him up he just laughs and sits back down again. It takes a lot of courage being a baby – I’d be scared to fall on my face too! I suspect it will be another couple of months before he’s walking properly but it is nice to know he’s mastered another milestone before his first birthday.