I think Lydia has had the coordination and the balance to walk since before Christmas. She's been steps for quite some times, but always had reverted back to crawling. She has just recently decided that walking might actually have more benefits than crawling. She thinks she is quite cool now as she walks freely around the house.
I was starting to wonder if she would ever walk, but she seems to do everything else just fine. She loves to jump. She will hold onto furniture and jump her little heart out. This weekend she climbed the neighbor's tall 8 foot slide backwards up the slide. She also figured out how to climb up the ladder. She is only 14 months old. I figured she would at least be able to use the Little Tykes climber for this summer. Apparently she has loftier goals.
She's also quite the chatterbox. Her favorite words are Daddy, Dog and Mommy. Most of the stuff that comes from her mouth sounds like gibberish to me.
Lydia heads back to the doctor at the end of May for her 15 month appointment including lots of vaccinations. Hopefully she doesn't contract any viruses like she did with her last round of vaccinations.