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geekette8 From: geekette8 Date: June 3rd, 2011 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)
*waves* I'm not on Twitter so just thought you'd gone generally silent, which I think is very understandable in these early days. Glad to hear you're surviving, at least.

I know what you mean about "not wishing away these magical days" (ptooey). To be perfectly honest I've liked Matthew more and more as he's got older; every age has been better than the previous, so far. The interaction does very soon move on in leaps and bounds from where you're at now!
jvvw From: jvvw Date: June 3rd, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
What I find magical about Owen is watching him learn new things - don't really miss those first couple of months, although I loved him to him bits (and still do of course).
j4 From: j4 Date: June 3rd, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it's amazing already watching Imogen learning to smile, to follow things with her eyes, to make noises other than "wahhhh", and to reach for things (she's just starting to realise that things are within her grasp, though doesn't have the coordination to do anything with that knowledge except stare with incredible concentration at them & then flail her arms a bit).

BTW re babies learning things, have you read The Scientist in the Crib? It was recommended to me by vinaigrettegirl and I found it really interesting & very readable (even with preg-brain ;-) I think you might like it.
jvvw From: jvvw Date: June 6th, 2011 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I actually read it when I was pregnant too and was thinking the other day that it might be worth rereading now that I have a different perspective on things!

We're currently in the learning that objects can interact with eachother phase which mostly involves banging things together. One interesting thing I read was that stuff that makes them laugh is usually on their 'developmental edge'.
From: rmc28 Date: June 3rd, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like other people's very small babies very much, and I loved my own too, but he's far more interesting the older he gets. There was a big shift as he learned to talk and there's another one going on at the moment as he starts to express fairly complex ideas.

http://pomes.dreamwidth.org/50547.htm says it quite well for me.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 3rd, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)


That poem is lovely. Thank you!

I can't wait for the learning-to-talk stage. If I'd just wanted something cute to cuddle I'd've got a kitten instead -- I'm looking forward to Imogen turning into someone I can have a conversation with! (OK, I talk to her all the time, but her responses are currently kind of limited... :-)
j4 From: j4 Date: June 3rd, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
every age has been better than the previous, so far

That's really good to hear! :)
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