It's been a while again. But this time Raiden has taken some pretty big strides. Raiden is now 13 months old. At the end of September Raiden said his first 2 words! Up & Out!!! It was pretty cute to see him pushing his little tray saying up up up and then out out out. Although a few days later he mixed the two words together into the new word ite. Ite is his word for everything, but we still get a few distinctive ups and outs out of him. He also likes to call all his stuff animals dodo or doda or dado or dada. It just depends on the day.
Though Raiden took his first steps by himself in September, he finally started to walk by himself!! Oct. 13th! What a wonderful day! It was a Wednesday and I forgot to tell Brandon that he was walking by himself. He just about had a heart attack when Raiden stepped away from the fridge and proceeded to walk to our dining room table. It was great! I love that I don't have to bend and help him as much. He still likes to walk with help in unfamiliar places and uneven surfaces, but it's so wonderful seeing him walking so fast! This is the beginning of a really fun stage!