We knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time. Xavier tends to hit his big milestones either before or when they are expected. He is getting more and more independent each day. He sleeps alone, can feed himself and now he is walking!
It started as standing and then it was walking while holding on to everything. Then it was walk/falling which is walking between things as fast as you can until you fall down. Yesterday, was the day my little man proudly ventured out slowly without racing to the next piece of furniture. That slow and steady got him to walk on his own. Only long enough to then get excited, try to speed up and fall, but hey, Nick and I still call it walking. He now does it every chance he gets. So it is only a matter of time before he is a pro at it. I suspect at his first birthday party he will be walking without much problem.
With all the walking commotion we did our best to capture it on film. It is extremely hard to catch, by the time he starts doing it and you get the camera on, he has fallen. So we took about a good two minutes of him and he walks a few times in the video. This was right before he went to bed so he was a little tired out but he still loves walking. My little man is growing up!