Ben took his first tentative steps at about 10 1/2 months, and was walking at 11 months. I sort of assumed Liv would be the same. I should have known better. Little Miss does everything in her own time and in her own way. This one has a personality, to say the least.
Anyway, she took her first steps several months ago (around 12 or 13 months), and I thought great, finally she'll start walking. Nope. It took her months of building her confidence and skill before she decided to walk fully. She just knew she was faster and more stable crawling, so she always reverted to that.
Well, in the last few weeks, she finally is walking most of the time. She's 16 months, so not the latest walker ever. But pretty close! :-) (And she will still crawl if she's tired and gets frustrated, but mostly she walks.) Yay, Livvie Bean!!!
The best part of her walking is how completely ungraceful she is; her walk is ugly, but so ugly it's adorable. And she gets this look on her face like she is really doing something amazing and almost like she's pulling one over on you. I don't know, but the face just melts my heart.
This video isn't the best, because she just always starts doing something else as soon as I get the camera out. I'll try to get a better one soon.