It was about two weeks ago that my baby boy finally overcame his fear of falling and attempted his first baby steps without any assistance. And boy, was he ever proud! For the longest time, he preferred to walk around only with the security of holding on to a stationary object or by holding on to my hands. He was very slow to sit himself down from a standing position and every move was carefully calculated. It paid off. Because not only has he attained the confidence to walk on his own, but he has been able to avoid plenty a fall, unlike his older sibling who took her first solo steps when she was ten months and didn't know when to stop. She still stumbles over her own two feet to this day. So needless to say, I'm glad my son chose to hold off on his first baby steps. It's just another indication that my tiny little baby is not so tiny anymore.