Joseph is totally integrated into “us” now. Totally part of the family.

He had serious separation anxiety when he started daycare a month ago. Which showed that he truly felt the separation from us. We’re his parents in his mind! (He’s doing perfectly great now)

And when I was filling out a form at the doctor’s office for him, there was a question asking if he was adopted. I almost checked no, and then caught myself right before I did!!! So he’s totally my son in my mind.

And then one evening Niki and I were dancing romantically in the living room. Joseph scooched across the –e n t i r e– length of the living room and tapped both of us on our feet; he wanted to be in the middle of the affection, too!!! SO sweet!