It wasn't so long ago that fatherhood had a straight-up Don Draper mentality. Now, more and more dads are flipping the script on their expected roles, taking paternity leave, being stay-at-home dads and pushing away breadwinner expectations.
Much like taking those first steps, kids will say their first words in their own time. That first sweet, intelligible word will likely show up between nine and 12 months, with a few more words to follow in the months after.
Learning to walk is a process. Your baby will start by "cruising" along furniture with their hand on something to steady them. From there comes tentative steps. Get ready, your little one is on the move.