And what she did was mostly a WHOLE LOT of SMILING! She loves this gait trainer and we have been using it a little bit each day. Last night we even put Emma in it for our evening dance party. At first she didn't want to get in it because she thought it would hold her back - and, she does love to dance in Chris' arms! But, after a couple of seconds she came around and LOVED using it for dancing. We were able to hold hands and spin around in circles together, I could have her standing in it and help her wave both hands in the air, she could run after Julia when she went down the hall, and then run back up the hall to Daddy's open arms. It was AMAZING. I think we all had some huge smiles on our faces last night.
Ok, I have to disclose that Emma isn't actually moving independently in the KidWalk yet because it might sound like it in this post. But, she is moving her legs to try and walk and moving them when I help wheel the KidWalk about. Eventually, she'll get there on her own but it will take time. In the meantime, it's so nice to be able to have her participate more fully in our activities without having to put her down sooner than either of us want because of my aching back :-)