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#1 of 4 Old 05-14-2010, 11:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey Mamas! It's been about 8 weeks since I've posted on here. Life with a newborn has left me little time to do anything besides bathe, eat, wash diapers, and let my boob hang out all day for the baby.

Evelyn is doing fabulously health-wise, nursing very well, gaining weight, pooping, peeing, holding her head up, being generally adorable, but she's *still* not smiling. I think she has sort of smiled at me about 5 times since she's been born and I read that this is still normal. Some babies don't smile until 3 months, am I right? I know this is lame.. every baby develops at their own pace and this doesn't mean she's necessarily abnormal. I still feel pretty tense that I can't get her to smile. My DP's youngest sister is severely autistic so there's this nagging in my head that makes me wonder if Evelyn is going to be the same way.

Ugh! Can anyone please help me feel better about this smiling thing or offer some words of wisdom? Thanks.

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Hey Mamas! It's been about 8 weeks since I've posted on here. Life with a newborn has left me little time to do anything besides bathe, eat, wash diapers, and let my boob hang out all day for the baby.

Evelyn is doing fabulously health-wise, nursing very well, gaining weight, pooping, peeing, holding her head up, being generally adorable, but she's *still* not smiling. I think she has sort of smiled at me about 5 times since she's been born and I read that this is still normal. Some babies don't smile until 3 months, am I right? I know this is lame.. every baby develops at their own pace and this doesn't mean she's necessarily abnormal. I still feel pretty tense that I can't get her to smile. My DP's youngest sister is severely autistic so there's this nagging in my head that makes me wonder if Evelyn is going to be the same way.

Ugh! Can anyone please help me feel better about this smiling thing or offer some words of wisdom? Thanks.
I don't have any words of wisdom, but I have a
I'm a FTM, but I've read it could take a couple months for actual smiles.
Now, if she was'nt interacting at all with you, I might start to worry, but sounds like she's doing all the other stuff, so I would'nt worry!

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My first wasn't a smiler. He smiled in his sleep but not when awake, just a serious kid.

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Ds1 was like that... I think he was 10 or 12 weeks when we finally got full on smiles? And even then it wasn't frequently. He was just a stoic kid. He wasn't overly fussy or anything, either, just stoic. Hopefully you'll get to see those lovely smiles soon

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