Well, a couple days after Christmas, he decided it was time. We were playing on the floor together and he stood himself up and walked about 5-6 steps to me. Once he realized he could do it on his own, he was off and now, one week later, walks all over the house. It is so funny to see this little thing toddling down the hallway by himself...we do a double take and stare in amazement every time! So much fun.
In addition, his comprehension and parroting has also picked up in the last week. He now repeats things that we say and will point to objects (like his nose, eyes, belly button, ears), and will even follow very simple directions (like, can you put that block in here?). He has literally grown up overnight!
Here is a short little video we took last night that will give you a peek into these new changes. Nate likes to run off energy before bed...no winding down here. It is crazy time until he crashes. Such a little boy.