Are you ready folks?! Wes is walking!
On Sunday Wes started taking wobbly "stumble steps." He would take a step forward to catch himself rather than sit when he lost balance. By Monday he was taking that step them stumbling a second step before he would sit. Then yesterday he was stringing maybe 3 or so steps with more intention, less as a means of catching his balance and more as a means of locomotion. Today he is off at it again, and I think he had 6 or 7 steps in this sequence. He does better if he starts off holding something then moves off after getting to the edge. He does a good job of judging distance and reaching for things when he gets close- he will step a step or two to get between objects and furniture. He does not fall down and get up yet, once he hits the ground he is off and crawling... nor does he go from a sitting to standing position then walk; but he is now among the bipedal population for sure!
ETA: the shiner had nothing to do with walking... we are not sure how he got that black eye! Also, don't mind the highlighter he is sucking on... I'm sure it's not a choking hazard!