Joseph is saying, “stop” very firmly, and holding up his hand in the universal stop sign, whenever he wants other kids, including his siblings, to stop doing something, pestering him, taking toys from him, etc.

Joseph is saying “yes,” but it sounds more like “sssss.”

He’s cutting two teeth right now. Poor baby.

He’s walking around mostly holding on to a grown-up with just one hand. He’s about to take his first official step (steps I didn’t witness don’t count!).

He has yet to say, “mama,” but seems attached to me in every other way, including steaming when I’m walking away, coming to me for comfort, and molding to my cuddles with him.