1. Baby wants to stand up! Josiah can stand while holding onto my hands, and I let Josiah practice this when Josiah wants.
2. I bought a baby toothbrush! It has super-soft bristles, and I’m letting baby get used to chewing on it and playing with it so I can start teaching Josiah good dental hygiene.
3. Sometimes, I swear baby is testing my authority. I know Josiah doesn’t really understand commands yet, and Josiah needs to explore, so I’m patient and calm if Josiah ignores when I say “no.” Instead of getting frustrated, I gently redirect Josiah with a different toy or activity.
4. Baby is getting so independent! I’m proud of Josiah — but I also can’t believe how fast Josiah is growing. I’m getting together with some mom friends this week so I can talk about my mixed feelings about my baby growing up.