Thanks! The pillow is a great idea, and it never would have occured to me! It sounds like just the thing to let him feel a little independant (I don't want to be hanging onto him all the time) but will still allow me some peace of mind!
Poddi: that sitting position your sweetie came up with sounds cute!
Mom2Adam: we also have a ceramic tile floor in our kitchen and hallway...is this going to be a problem when he starts crawling? You know, bonking wise?