At 12 months and one week, Ikey totally took off walking. He has been able to take steps since December, but last week he started walking for sake of walking. Now pretty much the only time he crawls is to run. Since he can crawl faster than walking. He almost always stands up walks across the room to pick something up.
Also maybe ball is his first word. He see things that look like a ball and says, "ba ba" and then grabs it. He can also cry "ma ma" when is feeling neglected, but I've never heard him say "ma ma". He is clearly using the cry ma ma to get my attention, but its only in crying form. I'm not really sure which one he started first but he does say ba ba, in reference to a ball.