Rebecca’s Solo Journeys

Comments: 4 Comments
Published on: 2011.07.03

Over the past week or two, Rebecca has moved from “crawling” to “crawling around the house”. At first, we were overjoyed that she could move two feet. Then she could cross a room! But she balked at doorways. If you stepped outside the room, she would falter and whine, not realizing the doorway isn’t a barrier.

All that has changed now.

(1 image after the jump)

Now she goes through doorways, sometimes even pushing the door out of the way with her head, if it’s partially closed. She goes down halls, she goes around corners. Sometimes, she can see one of us in the distance and is trying to get to us. Other times, she’s looking for us. And a few times, I’m convinced she’s just looking around.

I used my hand-drawn floorplan of our house and overlaid the paths of her first three long journeys.

(Copyright © 2011 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)

The numbers in the image are placed where Rebecca started each time.

1) From her dresser, into the hall, checking the bathroom, then to the living room. (She was looking for us.) This was several days ago.

2) A day or two after #1, Rebecca was in the kitchen with Mommy, and spotting me at my office desk. She yelled out and made a beeline for me. She was getting frustrated near the end, so I met her in the living room.

3) Today, she crawled around our queen sized bed and into the master bathroom, in about 20 seconds.

  1. Richard says:

    “He really enjoys being a mom, doesn’t he?” -Abby

  2. Wil C. Fry says:


    I really do. :-)

    (Until about half an hour before my wife arrives home; I start aching for someone to take over… :-)

  3. Cassie says:

    This is so cute. I can tell you’re enjoying every moment and that’s awesome. So many parents don’t pay attention to these details and miss seeing their kids grow up. Rebecca’s blessed to have such a great daddy!

    Wait till she starts walking. The entire map will be red. You’ll get plenty of exercise chasing her around. :-)

  4. Wil C. Fry says:

    Thanks, Cassie.

    I am having fun. The exercise will be good for me. :-)

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