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the eric update - day 148: on expressiveness.

in my non-parenting days i thought babies were all pretty much the same - they ate, they cried, they slept and so on and so forth. and while it was always apparent that they differed in obvious ways, i don't think i had an appreciation for how early expressiveness could develop.

while little odin has always been a charmer, lately he's been showing a more nuanced side to his personality; sometimes he gets this complicated look while he appears to be looking right through me and i can't help but wonder what's going on in that little head of his.

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11/29/2004 10:53:00 PM 2 comments


I am often convinced that babies can see ghosts, if you believe in that sort of thing. Adam used to just stare with concentration at a corner of the room, or he'd look at the wall and start to smile. He was born on my Grandma's birthday so I'd like to think she visits him if ghosts exist. It would explain why I would hear him giggling on the baby monitor when he was too young to be entertaining to himself. Either that or maybe, like the movie Baby Geniuses, babies are very philisophical and are born knowing the meaning of life. :-D Enjoy all those expressions - they only get better once more babbling starts. :)

By Blogger Candy, at 7:23 AM  

I love upside-down babies. Does he like looking at the world that way?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:22 AM  

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