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26/04/2014 at 17:52
We didn't notice it in hospital, maybe because we stayed 12 hours and got home 11pm. The day after she was born we noticed that she was holding her head up regularly. If I held her against me for winding she'd raise her head and 'look around' for quite a time. Then today (4 days old) she lunged at my hand when getting desperate for the boob. And whilst daddy was holding her against him for winding she rocked and rocked to get closer to me/my voice and ended up sliding off the side of his shoulder! She's a tiddler compared to the weight we expected but she's strong!
I always think of newborns doing very little, but her hands and legs are always busy if she's awake and she's definitely flexing her eye muscles and trying to get a good look at me when we're up close.
I ought not be surprised, I had countless monitoring sessions ruined in hospital because she was so wriggly the contact kept getting lost so we had to spend 'just ten more minutes' and we were often told how happy/busy she was. My son was the most placid baby in the world so this is going to be a challenge for me, but also a lot of fun! :)
26/04/2014 at 20:04
It may well be because she was quite late, so physically more advanced than the average week old baby. A held her head really well from quite early on and didn't really need any help from about 5/6 weeks old... some babies are just raring to go!
26/04/2014 at 20:08
Definitely must be due to her being so late. It's so long since I had a newborn I just expected nothing but crying, feeding and pooing ha ha
26/04/2014 at 20:12
26/04/2014 at 20:18
Mrs B - quite a young lady you have there! Maybe our next female prime minister :)
26/04/2014 at 20:45
26/04/2014 at 20:46
Both my girls have been like that!
27/04/2014 at 02:14
27/04/2014 at 06:21
O was like and he was a week early...he's always been a nosey so and so
27/04/2014 at 06:43
W was like this too. He was 13 days 'late'
27/04/2014 at 08:32
My son was exactly the same, born at 39+4.
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