Ava took her first steps last night! Well, technically, she took one step at her 9 month well-baby visit, but we didn't really count that as "walking". Last night I was sitting on the loveseat, and Ava was standing in front of me, with her hands on my knees. Scott was sitting a few feet away in a chair, so I pulled my knees back from her, leaned down, pointed to Scott, and said "Go see Daddy!" And she did! It was all of three steps, but she did them all on her own, without falling!
Scott and I were so excited - I'm sure Ava was wondering what all of the cheering and hugging was about. :)
I'm just so happy that it took place at home, and when both Scott and I were there to see it. It feels like we're really moving to the next phase with her.