My favorite words right now are “hi”—which I usually say repeatedly—and “uh oh”—for whenever even the slightest object drops to the floor. I also use “Pa” for Papa (Dad hasn’t stopped beaming about this) and “ba” for ball. Mom’s even started writing a Jonah dictionary of words and signs that I use. This is somewhat complicated by me knowing and using some French, probably already more than Dad knows or uses.

Dad says that I was up the other night, so whining and fidgety that he picked me up to rock me a bit so I could go back to sleep. Well, after he got me to sleep, he was putting me back down into my crib when I looked down and said, “Uh oh.” For some reason he thought this was very funny. I got back to sleep, either way.