Yesterday Magdalena took her first real unaided steps without falling! I was making something on the kitchen counter and she was playing at my feet. She really likes to lean on the open dishwasher. And twice she went from standing up holding on to my leg to the dishwasher which took just 1 step one of the times and 2-3 steps the other time. I wasn’t trying to get her to do it and I almost didn’t even notice, but luckily, I caught the last second of it both times. I don’t even think she knew she did anything exciting. Then yesterday evening, we set up some diaper boxes a few feet apart, and she took 1-2 steps a few times walking between them trying to get a balloon that we kept moving from one box to the other. I can’t believe how big she is getting! She just amazes me.

Last night she slept 11 hours without waking up (or at least without waking us up)–the longest ever! I could get used to that :).

And, starting last week Magdalena has been dancing whenever she hears music. So cute! Here is a short video.

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