My two older children were both early walkers - DD took her first steps a day before she turned 7 months and gave up crawling about a month later since crawling was faster until then. She had been crawling/cruising for a month (she started crawling and cruising the same day - actually a day before she turned six months, strangely enough). DS1 didn't take his first steps until he was about 8 1/2 months (which felt late after DD
) but gave up crawling by 9 months. This little guy (DS2), is already at LEAST as developed as the other two were by his age, but then, he's only two months old, so we shall see. I'm sorta hoping he avoids the crawling thing for a while longer than the other two did... and walking too, but of course, once they're crawling and pulling up all bets are off anyway. *sigh*
So yeah... I actually don't like that my kids walked so early, and it bothers me more because I expect people probably think i'm bragging when I state the fact of when the kids walked, but really it was more con than pro. It feels like I get robbed of the baby phase.
It was just so short with the first two.