Well, we officially have an independent sitter! Remember when I said in this post I had a feeling it was coming soon? Sure enough, three days later (April 17th), our little one surprised me when she was able to hold herself up in a seated position for several minutes. I initially thought it might be a fluke, but each day she continues to get stronger and stronger and can now hold herself up for up to 15-20 minutes at a time before she gets tired. It's now been about a week since Claire has realized her new-found skill and she is loving this new position in which to play with all of her favorite toys! We just adore our little girl and have decided she is growing up way too fast!