I declare Elizabeth officially able to walk, one day shy of 10 months old. Yesterday, she walked two unsupported steps. Today four, then five, and an hour later six. She can walk, though she doesn't entirely believe it yet.
A parenting book I was skimming yesterday in the library suggested that one keep a diary of words that baby says. Words Elizabeth has said today: cat, dog, clap, this, that, fish, doll, turtle, yes, mommy, kitty, eat, water. She also said a sentence I only partly got, but the first two words were I need . . .