Nathaniel is now cruising around the room, holding lightly to furniture as he makes the rounds. He likes to mix things up, so I find myself arrested, halfway across the room, as he takes the opportunity to use me as a bridge between furniture. He’s tried using Katherine in the same way, but she’s a much more skittish piece of furniture. I’ve been able to coax him a couple of feet away from the furniture, into my arms, but he’s not striking out on his own just yet. Katherine has watched us perambulating up and down the living room, and she explained that she wanted a chance to take the baby for a walk. So he and she set off down the room a couple of minutes ago, she impatient to go faster and he a bit unsure about his new walking partner.