I can’t belive Astrid is 13 months now!
She took her first solo steps at about 11.5 months but didn’t really do any ‘walking’ on her own until about a week after her first birthday. At first we could encourage her to do a few steps walking between us. Lots of clapping and getting excited about her walking was great encouragement. Then she started doing 7 or 8 steps between people. After a few days she would walk between any objects, furniture or walls without any problems. Within a week she was toddling all over the place, still a bit zombie style with the arms out-stretched and babbling, but very cute! Now there is no stopping her. She pracitally runs and loves to carry things around with her.
We just purchased her first two pairs of shoes, which makes it easier to go outside when it’s a bit chilly and damp. Here are some pics of Astrid out and about in our yard, enjoying the fish and the water feature. She is starting to look very grown-up!