Are you ready for this?--I'm serious--it's that *BIG*...
Evan took a couple steps by himself yesterday.
Now before your imagination gets all carried away with images of Evan toddling all over the place, I should explain the moment a little bit more, because it's not quite the traditional first steps. But they were definately steps.
Evan has been wanting to be "up" a lot of the time now. So he has been doing a lot of cruising along the walls, walking holding on to our fingers (or "finger"--he can do it one-handed too). He likes to climb up on us, pull himself up to standing on a table, chair, whatever surface is handy.
He was finger walking with Jeremy yesterday, and as an experiment, Jeremy decided to see what would happen if he just let go of Evan. We've done this many times before--Evan can ever so briefly balance himself before he starts to topple over and we catch him. So Jeremy gently steadied him with one hand on his chest and one hand on his back, let him find his balance, and then slowly pulled his hands away. This time instead of starting to just tip over, Evan took a step forward to try and regain his balance, and then a second step! By this time, he was sinking downward to his knees...but he did take those two steps by himself. Jeremy tried to get Evan to repeat the feat, but it must have taken a lot out of Evan because after that he was just a noodle-leg, and wouldn't even stand up any more.
Unfortunately, I was at work and missed the big moment (and couldn't get a repeat performance), but we are hopeful to see this again!