Iris has been learning to walk for the past two months and now she is getting better at coordinating her legs, steps and her shoes.  I have bought her several pairs of walking shoes that often end up biting her tender feet and after the excitement of walking (and kicking and stomping on a dead dried lizard plus some attempts to pick up disposed stuff on the road), my heart ached when I saw these red marks on her tiny plump feet but she doesn’t seem to mind. Bad shoes! Bad shoes! And often I ended up looking for something more delicate for her feet.

Mind you, she refused to walk unless she has something to hold on to — my hand, her nanny’s hand, plastic chair, my computer chair and her beloved grandma’s wrinkled fingers. Heheh.  I believe she can walk on her own now but she just refused to try harder.

And when she walks, she walks with her belly forward, not looking up (instead looking at the ground where she is pacing) with very big steps — as if that one single step covers a mile! No wonder her progress is very slow. Her mummy (me) started to walk independently at 9 months! Try to beat that.

Anyway, the pics will come in later.

Standing on her own two feet

Standing on her own two feet

Big steps! It is a must for her routine walk every morning.

Big steps! It is a must for her routine walk every morning.

Evening walk (optional) with her papa.

Evening walk (optional) with her papa.

Can't explain her obsession with gates...

Can't explain her obsession with gates...

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