I watched Lillian take steps today. Let me clarify... I watched Lillian pull up on her Little Tikes easle, and as it slipped from underneath her she took steps so she wouldn't fall. She ended up using it as a "walker" and took at least 4 steps forward pushing it in a controlled manor.
This might not sound like a big deal to a lot of people, especially considering she's 13 months and 3 weeks old, but this is the FIRST time I've ever seen her shift her weight from one foot to the other in a stepping motion without someone facilitating the movement. That's HUGE for her. She gets it. She really gets it! She understands that one foot goes in front of the other, and her body actually cooperated! Knowing how she is, it's something that we should expect from now on. She has amazing muscle memory, and once she does something by herself she seems to pick up the speed quickly (well, "slowly but determined" is a better description).
I'm so incredibly excited to see her take steps with a real push toy now. I know she's going to fall on her face several times while getting the hang of it, but she's a big girl. She'll brush it off and get back up. The real test is to see if I can get it on video!