For several months Logan has been standing up and walking around furniture. He would even walk long distances as long as he could just hold on to one of your fingers to feel secure. He was just not quite ready to completely let go and even though this is just the beginning, Bill and I didn't really want him to let go either. But on April 12 he reached a turning point and started taking steps on his own down the hallway. First 15 steps...then 25...then all the way to his room until just a few days later he was a full blown walker.
Logan also had another breakthrough that weekend. We had already decided ahead that April 12 would be the first day of mission "Get Rid of The Binky". He began to want it more during the day and would go and seek it out just to have it so we knew it was time as it would only get harder the longer we waited. Trying to cut down the time to just sleeping wouldn't work as a tactic as he had already been doing that months ago and now wanted it more. Cutting the end of it only made him mad that it was broken so it was like having no binky anyway. So we went cold turkey! The first night was very rough. It took an hour and a half to soothe him/let him cry to sleep so he could figure out a new way to comfort himself and he woke up crying twice during the night. The worst part was watching him on the monitor searching frantically for it in his crib. It took all of our strength not to give in that night. The second night he was back to sleeping through the night and by the third night the fussing before falling asleep was dwindling down each time. Now I don't even think he remembers it.
He does look so cute toddling around and I don't miss being attached to the binky, but it seemed like between the walking and getting rid of his binky that in one weekend he crossed over the line from baby to little boy. We are so proud of his new accomplishments. We know you have to keep growing but you will always be our little monkey.
Here are a couple clips of Logan in action. I love in the first one that I caught some of his "talking". He chatters on a lot now and we have the most interesting conversations. And the second one cracks me up seeing him walking in his pjs that came with a little cape. Thanks Kris!:) Superhero in training.