Tuesday, August 10, 2010 / 2:28 pm
Family Talk, Parenthood & Daughter Naleigh
A few months ago Katherine spoke with US Weekly about how she and husband Josh Kelley had been anxious when daughter Naleigh still wasn't walking at 17 months.
"I think Josh and I started to get like those obnoxious parents that are a little, like, 'What's wrong with her? Why isn't she walking yet? What are we doing wrong? Now we're, like, pushing her all day: start walking! But I figured we're probably fine. She'll start walking. [Then] I'll be like, "Why can't she sit down and play quietly in the corner?'", Katherine said laughing.
Their daughter, who will be 2 years old in November, has since taken her first steps as she told reporters at the ASPCA ball on April 15th.
"Right now, last weekend, she started getting the courage to walk more on her own. She would walk, and she held our hands, and sometimes she’d take a few Frankenstein steps, but now literally something switched in her brain, and she was like 'I’m going to give this a go. We leave her to hang out, and suddenly you see her, and she’s walking. It was astounding!"
Katie also told Us Weekly that Naleigh was beginning to extend her vocabulary. "She is starting to talk a little bit more. She says Dada all the time. Of course that was her first word... She points at me and says 'Dada' too. She thinks anyone she loves is Dada. I will her to say Mama! She goes, 'Oh yeah' all the time... I think Josh and I do that a lot when we talk about things and she picked it up."