This picture was taken the VERY first day you sat by yourself (for longer than 30 seconds). Since then, you have been mastering these skills and can sit by yourself for upwards of 5 minutes. I’m still not quite comfortable leaving the room when you are doing this, but in no time, I certainly will be. Just yesterday, we put you in front of your walker and not only did you sit perfectly straight, you leaned over and pushed buttons with ease and then even proceeded to try and STAND without any assistance from your father or I. You have been able to stand with your hands supporting an object for a few weeks now, but this is the first time you moved yourself from a sitting to a standing position ALL ON YOUR OWN. I could hardly believe my eyes. You are my strong, determined, soon to be crawling and then WALKING, perfect little girl. I love spending all of these moments with you, and watching you grow.