It looks like Alexis Skyy‘s daughter Alaiya Grace is learning how to walk, and her mom couldn’t be prouder.
She took to Instagram on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 6, with a video of the 2-year-old taking what seemingly are some of her first steps. Alaiya was born three months premature and is developmentally challenged, therefore fans were excited to see her walking.
In the clip, baby Alaiya, who looked absolutely adorable in a pink ruffle dress, pulled herself up on a toy walker, started dancing and took five steps toward the camera Skyy was recording her on.
“Omg y’all my baby is so strong she’s making her steps 💕,” the 26-year-old model wrote. “🙏🏾 Thank you GOD for everything please.l continue to heal her protect her from the evil tounges no weapon formed against alaiya grace shall prosper. I love you baby girl so happy and proud of you 💕💫.”
Followers were happy to see Skyy’s daughter reach a huge milestone and cheered her on in the comments section.
“Omg this is soooo amazing❤️🙌🏽 I feel like a proud cryber auntie lol😂,” said a fan.
Another person wrote, “Ahh she is so beautiful and such a strong lil girl 💓.”
“yesss lay layyy girllll.😩😍😍yuuuu got thisssss mamas.🦾😙,” one IG user reassured.
Someone else added, “Omg this just made me cry 😍 yay!!! Go Lay Lay 👏🏾 Godbless her always ,and deliver her from evil tongues!”
Skyy delivered Alaiya three months early after a complicated pregnancy. The toddler was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within cavities of the brain. She undergoes therapy for her speech and walking.
The single mother of one said she’s dealt with online trolls who’ve made cruel comments about her special-needs daughter, which she says is absolutely “disgusting.”
She told Hollywood Unlocked in a May 2019 interview, “I don’t really let the Internet get to me. At first, it did bother me but I just learned to kind of just block it out because it’s disgusting, she’s a baby. If you’re that evil to talk about a kid or what I went through, you’re just an evil person. So I just learned to just tune that part out.”