Milestone for May! Her first steps! (VIDEO)

July 18, 2012 at 20:08

Mama Lewis


There are moments to cherish. And, then there are moments that shape the current of your life. This is one of those for me.

May NEVER used a walking frame before today. This is her, one minute in.

I love May. Her world expanded today. Now, it includes a step, three steps – perhaps even a stroll – beyond herself. It’s within her reach. One bounce at a time.

*The walking frame we used is called a Kid Walk by Leckey. More to come in a future post…


  1. a mama July 18, 2012 Reply

    How amazing and wonderful! Good work, May!

  2. Jennifer Newman July 18, 2012 Reply

    WOW! What an amazing accomplishment. Thank you for allowing us to share in your joy. I can't wait to show this to her second cousins. I don't know what I loved most, seeing her walk, seeing her bounce and smile, or hearing your laugh.

    Love, Jen and Andy

  3. Amy July 18, 2012 Reply

    That was wonderful!

  4. Melissa K. July 18, 2012 Reply

    Now, please take that sign off May's chair and attach it instead to the walking frame. Brilliant! Wonderful, excellent. :)

    • Mama Lewis July 18, 2012 Reply

      Hahaha! Great idea!

  5. Madgew July 18, 2012 Reply

    YAY May. She sure got the hang of it fast. And I love your laughs and expressions of live behind the showing. This is such a great accomplishment. She is getting around on her own. I am thrilled beyond thrilled for everyone.

  6. Ellen Lewis July 18, 2012 Reply

    Dad & I are so thrilled! We watched the video together today! What an accomplishment! What JOY!

  7. Surraya July 18, 2012 Reply

    That is brilliant Stacie! What an amazing moment.

  8. Mom in MA July 19, 2012 Reply

    Mazal tov! May she go from strength to strength! I love how she looks so astonished and delighted.

  9. Lisa R. July 19, 2012 Reply

    How exciting! May is more beautiful than ever and now with the extra added feature of mobility!

  10. alouise July 19, 2012 Reply

    Your girl IS amazing!! Go May! :)

  11. krlr July 19, 2012 Reply

    Whoot! Congratulations May! Here's to ever expanding worlds.

  12. Gillian Parker July 19, 2012 Reply

    Laurence (your Leckey product advisor - the man behind May in the video) sent me this link and I have tears in my eyes watching May. I'm going to send it round the whole Leckey company. We love hearing stories about the children who use our products. This is a really lovely start to our day. Thank you ever so much. You have made my day. Congratulations and love to May from all at Leckey on a rainy morning in N Ireland.

  13. surbhi July 19, 2012 Reply

    love it love it and more love it... way to go!!

  14. mscl July 19, 2012 Reply

    So amazing! This brought happy tears to my eyes! Isn't the possible future so different from how you may have imagined it when May was born? Congratulations to you as parents as this is as a result of your efforts and dedication and congratulations to May for just being amazing.

  15. Jacqui July 19, 2012 Reply

    Amazing! Hip, hip hooray for May! This is a moment you will never, ever forget.

  16. Andy July 19, 2012 Reply

    Couldn't love this more. Totally aMAYzing!

    • Mama Lewis July 19, 2012 Reply

      aMAYzing! hehehe

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  18. Eils Berrisford July 19, 2012 Reply

    Hi Stacie

    I've never stopped watching May from the moment you first started to share your lives with us. She just gets more amazing at every achievement. You should be really proud, not least of yourselves ! What a beautiful girl who is proving that anything's possible.

    As a Mummy of a 4 year old, Max, I know how important these milestones are, not least because they make our children so happy.


    • Mama Lewis July 19, 2012 Reply

      You hit on the best bit, Elis - May loved it!

  19. Susan Bell July 19, 2012 Reply

    That has made my day! Well done May, how absolutely fabulous to see her up on her feet like that - and such great stepping so soon! This is going to change her world :-D You must have the biggest smile on your face tonight.

    I'm really excited about the Kidwalk - we saw it at Kidz South and Dyl had a little go in it. We're getting one on loan for a two week trial run in August and I'm hoping it will make a big difference. Fingers crossed if it does we can get hold of one permanently. Will be watching to see how you all get on with it so please do update xx

  20. Sherbert July 19, 2012 Reply

    How absolutely wonderful. x

  21. dawn July 19, 2012 Reply

    i LOVE this video so much. my mom sent me the link because she and i both follow your blog. but i've come back several times to watch it again. little May has come so far!!!

  22. Helen July 20, 2012 Reply

    And soon you will be able to say "May and I are going for a walk in the park" or to the corner shop (if they still exist!)or just down the street. How good will that feel?
    PS Does the frame have brakes?

    • Mama Lewis July 20, 2012 Reply

      I'm not sure yet about the brakes - but I can control it using a lever from behind. My sister and I are already talking about the walks we will take when I back in the States in a few weeks!

  23. Adrianne July 22, 2012 Reply

    I don't think anyone else mentioned it here but I LOVE May's hair (cut?). LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    Congratulations, May, on your 1st steps! ::Big hugs:: I also love that you can bounce in it :-D


  24. Penny August 25, 2013 Reply

    we still love watching this video. it's simply beautiful and wondrous!

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