But, last weekend we had success! She was in a particularly "steppy" mood and we were able to catch a few seconds of her lurching around on video:
VIDEO: Ellie's Early Steps
Man, I love to see those tiny feet stomping the ground to get from Point A to Point B. She's just the cutest.
We're still working on making this walking business more of a regular thing, but she's definitely getting there and becoming more confident. She can get herself to a standing position completely unassisted with ease now, and spends much of her free time doing so. Then once she's up she just stands around like a regular old grown-up. It's madness. She's also learning more baby signs, understanding more when we talk to her, giving kisses (that's a whole big batch of precious to save for another day), and working on two more teeth. And applying to college soon, I'm sure.
How is it possible to go from little baby to big kid so quickly?