Giovanni took his "official" first steps last night. We knew it was only a matter of time with as much as he has been furniture surfing and practicing his free-standing. I stood him in the living room last night and moved a couple feet back. I then started coaxing him to "come to Mama" and he managed a couple stompy steps before falling down. We repeated the experience with the same result...a few wobbly steps and a landing on the fluffy bum. Let the baby-proofing continue!