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I saw it coming for awhile but when it actually came I was surprised it was already here. Walking! He’s upright! But he’s only a baby that just came into the world! Anyway, he’s much too fat to walk, isn’t he?

Somehow time just keeps moving forward and when I reflect on the days, I completely feel like I was the spectator. Just watching time pass by. Watching little hands fill up mine. Watching little legs turn from scooting to toddling. But when I catch myself in those moments, I realize I never was just the spectator. I was a participant. I caught his little body that moment before falling into a corner, I scooped up his tummy when he needed up, I shuffled with him as he held my fingers, and I stretched out my arms just so he would have a victory. Those moments shouldn’t be lost on me. I am fully aware they are precious. So today I’m reminding myself that I didn’t just watch from the sidelines as he reached this milestone, I walked with him! I taught him. I caught him and got him back up. And as many times as he would fall, I knew the day would come when he would do it himself. And that’s the point. Possibly the whole point…of this motherhood thing.

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Liam is walking in The Golden Polka Dot mocs and they are our favorite. Only $24.99 and they stay on his little fat feet. If you go now to purchase some or any of their other products, use the code kellyhicks to get 15% off! Yeah. So go do that and psst they have really pretty colors for girls like misty rose, lilac, and lemon.

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I'm Kelly, a UX designer at IBM Interactive, brand designer, and blogger. I live in Minnesota with my husband and our 2 little guys.

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