I had that problem with 2 of mine. My first grew up nice and slow for about a year. Then she got all independent on me. The other two. Don't even get me started. My 1 yr old has 4 words, waves bye, shakes her head no, climbs on and off the couch, tries to scale the baby gate, and so on. She's been walking since 9mo. Enjoy every day while you can!