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#31 of 32 Old 05-07-2014, 06:41 PM
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Our little guy (who is still little at 8 months) is exactly how you describe your little one: alert! From day one, moment one, very alert! Because he is our only child, it still seems very normal to us....until we hang out with kids who are more chill (not the best word, but just laid back babies). 
I can tell you that so far it has meant a baby who feels very strongly (all emotions), who gave a big belly laugh at 5 weeks old, and has been inseparable from his Dad and I since about one month old. Of course putting babies in categories doesn't work, but it is fun to dream about their personalities and development! 

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We got this a lot with my daughter too, and while she is still like that a lot of the time, she's gotten a lot more daydreamy too. Now that I know more newborns, I think people just forget how alert they can be since they spend so much time sleeping. The main thing I saw as a possibly related downside is that she is SO distractible sometimes. I still don't know if within the normal range or particularly, but she's like a puppy (SQUIRREL! CAT! TREE! HUMAN! OOOOOooooOOOOO! Now.... chase my tail!!!) 


Also, I don't think it had to do with medicated birth. I had fentanyl earlier in labor, and later an epidural and she was still born wide-eyed and engaged from that first minute. 

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