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Another mountain climed

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ThomCat Tue 29-Mar-05 22:17:31

Quite literally in this case

Lottie just climed her first set of stairs, on her own, and came down again, on her own

We've been working at going up for a while. It's still a massive struggle, takes ages, and it's fab

Watching her struggle and the huge effort in each step just makes me want to burst with pride. Every now and then she needs me to just hold a finger on her bum and apply a tiny bit of pressure but other than that, she's there, she's got it.

Coming down, oh what fun. She insists on coming down on her bum saying 'ahhhhh bume' Again, now and then she wants the reassurance of holding my hand as she gingerly edges forward and bumps down the next step. Then it's a moments break, to feel pleased with herself and have a 'chat', and then it's the next step. The last 3 stairs she goes for it, no time to chat

So, so pleased.

Jayzmummy Tue 29-Mar-05 22:19:56

awwww bless....brings back memories of J first attempting the stairs and him bum shuffling down them.

eidsvold Tue 29-Mar-05 22:22:01

that is great TC - I can picture her sooo pleased with herself!!

we have stairs in our house and dd1 took herself off a few weeks ago and climbed the stairs - dh was upstairs and wondered what the noise was - he looked to see dd1 at the top of the stairs.

How did you get her to come down - we are working on that but dd1 seems reluctant to bump on her bum down the stairs......

well done Lottie

ThomCat Tue 29-Mar-05 22:27:17

Thanks girls.

Edisvold, I started with every time we came down stairs, putting her on my lap and going down each stair saying 'arrrrrrrrrrr bume' and laughing. She thought it was great. Then I started doing the first 1 or 2 steps with her next to me. I encouraged her to hold the banister spokes with one hand and I'd hold the other hand and I'd gently edge her forward and make her plop down, saying 'arrrrrr bum' (!) and then cheering and she was so cool with it that I went straight to doing the full flight. She struggled more with going up and finding the strength to climb on her own.

eidsvold Tue 29-Mar-05 22:30:21

thanks will try that - going up is no problem for dd1 - she just crawls on her hands and knees a step at a time... only time she crawls on her hands and knees at the moment. Although I think she was determined to see what dh was up to so she was going to get up those stairs no matter what!!

moondog Tue 29-Mar-05 22:31:43

You wait Thomcat!!
It'll be mayhem soon with her racing about!
Three cheers for Lottie!!

piffle Tue 29-Mar-05 22:36:34

Ahhh Tc how blessed!
DD still akes huge intakes of breath and effort scaling her stairs and NOW going down again
I embrace every single minute as she tries soooooooo hard!
Congrats Lottie!

aloha Tue 29-Mar-05 22:38:31

Brilliant! Just brilliant. Give your clever girl a big kiss from me!

Potty1 Tue 29-Mar-05 22:41:41

Well done Lottie

TC do you keep a diary or journal of Lottie's progress? I did with dd and its lovely to look back on in the future and see all the huge achievements.

ThomCat Tue 29-Mar-05 22:57:33

I do Potty yes, but you've reminded me to enter the latest achievement, thanks.

Merlot Tue 29-Mar-05 23:57:48


Saker Wed 30-Mar-05 15:21:20

Well done Lottie!

Blu Wed 30-Mar-05 15:32:19

Ah, bless her. That really is brilliant, TC. Just brilliant.
She's learning things so fast at the moment, isn't she?

GRMUM Wed 30-Mar-05 15:42:28

Well done Lottie. I do so love hearing about her achievements.

maddiemo Wed 30-Mar-05 17:25:41

How sweet I still like coming downstairs on my bum[with ds4 on my lap usually]. I grew up in a flat and was denied this and banister sliding as a child.

SoupDragon Wed 30-Mar-05 17:28:10


milge Wed 30-Mar-05 17:28:37

Awww Fantastic news TC. Well done Lottie!!!

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