He is still a slug, but a cute one!

My son is a slug. At 5 weeks he still just kind of lays there wiggling. He's got a little personality coming through but not much... Yet! He's funny when he's hungry, screaming and rooting for booby. And he's really great about focusing on strange objects and bright colors. But, there's still no smile or real recognition of dad or me. He does turn his head to our voices and focuses in on our faces, but dammit I WANT THAT SMILE!!!

I keep talking to him hoping to see that smile meant just for me. I'm really starting to crave some feedback. Well, the kind of feedback that is not in the form of screaming! He is so cute and so sweet and beyond precious, but being the selfish brat that I am, I want more!

I know that smile is supposed to come soon. Every morning I go into his crib and give him a big smile and my sweetest voice hoping to get the, yay its mommy smile, but still nothing yet. Boo!!!

I keep telling myself to embrace his little slug-like qualities. I know I need to hold on to each moment because they go so fast. I'm just a shit I suppose. Dad thinks he gets little half smiles and we certainly get "gas smiles" all of the time. Which I still don't understand, if he knows how to smile, why won't he do it for me? How can passing gas be more wonderful than mommy?? Geez!!

Oh well, maybe tomorrow... For now, I will just continue slobbering all over his face, feet, and hands like a mommy slug.

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Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I started following your other blog when I was about 20 weeks pregnant and now my little girl is 4 weeks! I really enjoy reading your posts detailing exactly what we are also going through...breastfeeding difficulties, sleepless nights, and trying to spot a purposeful smile :)

FirstTimeMomandDad.com said...

Hi Diana!

Congrats on your lil girl! While I'm stoked to have a boy, girls really do have much prettier things! Thank you for commenting and reading my Blog. Lately the sleep deprivation has made me want to throw in the towel on writing and strike up the biggest pity party instead. Comments like yours encourage me keep on ranting, raving and sharing my adventures in mommyland.

Thank you and all the very best to you and yours!