Over the past month, Joseph has perfected the art of getting to standing, no matter what position he started from, and now he's working on cruising a little bit. Any bets on when he'll be walking? Soon!!
Shyness is getting to be a thing of the past, and he'll now smile, wave, clap, and laugh for almost everyone, especially if you play peek-a-boo or fake a sneeze. He loves to bounce and bop his head to music, and play patty-cake too.
A bunch of teeth have worked their way through, and #6 isn't too far behind. Luckily they haven't disturbed his sleep too much. Nothing much disrupts his appetite, especially when it comes to self feeding all kinds of new stuff - cheese, ham, turkey, green beans, avocado, banana, apple, peas, and on and on.
No new stats to share, but Joseph is generally wearing 18 month clothes, even some 18-24's if they run a little small. The 2 things we always hear from strangers on the street are "What a beautiful baby" (especially the eyes!), and "Wow, that's one big boy!"