And it's shiny and pink!
The day came when we got to finally get our hands on one we could take home! (And I really don't care that it's pink, actually kinda purple. Maybe a Fuchsia colour).
I just knew that once Nick was at home, and Katheryn was there that he would take to it alot better.
This was walker trial #2. See how he's pointing to the floor, how he wants down!
When we got home I immediately put him back into it.
Katheryn saw him in the walker, crying and she said "Oh Nick, don't cry! Look funny face!" And was trying to make him laugh.
It worked for a couple of seconds, and then I let him down. I've heard from other parents that this is a normal transition period and sometimes it can take a while.
So we were working in little bursts of walker-trial times.
Katheryn also thought that the walker was a great toy for her.
See her I'm-not-listening-to-you face! How can you not laugh at this attitude! But she does know that she can't play with it.
When Katie (our infant development worker) came for our visit, Nick went back in!
And we got a smile!
And we got Nick to 'walk' to Daddy!
Nick was not too happy about this, but when he got there, he was able to get out!
But we eventually got Nick more comfortable in the walker, Katheryn making a large part of that happen.
She thought this was great!
And Nick thought that this wasn't too bad of a thing to have too!
Even Sammie got into it! (Better watch out!)
So this was our first day of walker borrower-ship. We have it from the preschool outreach program as a loaner until (if) someone in the program needs it. And in the meantime it stays with us until we decide what we want and what we should order for our own.
I have a feeling that THIS is not the one, but it is perfect for what we need it for now - but I guess time (and Nick) will tell us what the right one is.