I have been working on my standing without holding on. I spend hours each day practicing and banging toys together when I am standing. I still need a toy, person or furniture to pull up on but I am getting stronger every day. Yesterday, Mommy was sitting on the sofa and I was about 3 feet away. I wanted a piece of bread Mommy had! I am a food-a-saur-us! I actually took three steps towards Mommy to get the food! 🙂 I didn’t really know what I did except Mommy was cheering and clapping like crazy! Neat! So 9.5 months and my first steps are coming out. I should be a confident walker by the holidays! 🙂 GO ME!