Today was a success! We heard her babbling at 6:30am and listened for 10 minutes before going in. I found her IN her toddler bed, lying the opposite way we had set her the night before. She sat up and immediately showed me every toy on her bed. This is new - she hasn't shown any interest in her stuffed toys prior. It was fun to name each toy and she tried to repeat each.
Ah if all milestones could go so smoothly!