DB is now 16 months, just between leaving babyhood and becoming a toddler, although she actually doesn't show that much inclination for walking! I just love that stage of duality, of baby cuddles and first words, first steps, flashes of her evolving personnality.
She still wants to be held a lot and doesn't like me leaving her but shows independance in wanting to climb the stairs hersef, rather than being carried, insisting on eating on her own, spoon and fork at hand (she's even quite good at using them) and drinking from an open cup. She very much plays on her status of being the family's baby where her brother and sisters are concerned but will very well defend herself if I am not around andalready shows signs of wanting to boss them around.
It's just fascinating and highly amusing to observe her.
And she's still very cuddly, ready to laugh and delightfully excited when Daddy comes home.
This picture of her just perfectly portrays this stage, I think. She had fallen asleep while feeding and eating a lolly pop! Sweet dreams, litterally :)