Alina is really kicking it up a notch regarding her development. Today she said her first real word (besides “Mama” and “Dada”) which was “Banana.” She has also been taking steps on her own. She cracks me up because she has been doing a downward facing dog and then standing up for a month or so. Now she has added a couple steps to the routine! She is going to be walking in no time. Aiden is so excited when she does it, “Mommy, Mommy! Alina is trying to walk!” Let’s see if she is just like her brother and walking just before her 1st birthday next week.