Now, in the past few days, Luke is pulling himself up against those surfaces, grabbing whatever items are within his reach, letting go of his support structure and banging the items in his hands together with a delightful sense of accomplishment. While performing this banging routine, he has increasingly been standing unsupported on his own two feet. He rocks back and forth but does a great job of catching himself and finding his balancing point. He can now stand unsupported for several seconds at a time, an accomplishment that will, no doubt, lead to his taking his first independent steps soon enough.
I am sure that before I realize it I will have to be chasing after my fleet-footed son. So I better either buy a leash or else start stretching when I get up in the mornings since I am not as fast as I used to be.