Monday, July 17, 2006

I beg to observe, that, of all the boys in the world, I believe this is the best boy.

Paraphrasing Dickens, of course, but it's true. We have the best boy.

I wasn't really aware of how developmentally accelerated Spudly is until last night, when we visited his new friend who is 4 weeks old. New Friend is smaller than the Spud was at birth, but weight-wise not significantly so. But even now, at one month old, he looks like Spud did at 4 days. Its in the eyes, in the head control and in his interactions.

We had to double-check this by going through all our photos this morning. Spud stopped looking like a newborn and started looking like a switched-on little person at one week. The difference just blows me away.

I'm guessing that somewhere in the chaos of the last 14 weeks we've stimulated the right pathways in his brain, the ones that tell him the world is interesting and that people are great and he is safe and secure. He's the only baby I've ever met that loves...LOVES...everyone.

And look...look how much the formula agrees with him:


And just because I'm feeling like an exceptionally proud mamma today, some gratuitous cute Spudly shots.




13 comments:

  1. Awwwwwww! Look at that fat, little tummy! Yaaaaaaaaaay!

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  2. He has my permission to marry.

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  3. oh yeah?? well, Piper wrote a novel yesterday and it was good!

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  4. He's really grown. He looks like an awesome baby. By the way, my couisin works at Holden Hills.

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  5. Oh so cute!!!! What a sweetheart!

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  6. Look at the round face...isn't it amazing...he looks so happy too!!!

    Panda - you are doing a fantastic job!!

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  7. Yet another good gene pool, look at how much his face's changed! The photos are extremely cute, ye sthey are.

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  8. auntie leelu12:31 am

    it's true, he loves EVERYONE. He literally squirms with delight whenever he sees a new face, which in turn ensures the new face distorts with glee, which makes him squirm more delightfully and laugh, which makes the newly gleefully distorted new face erupt in happy happy joy joyness and it all keeps going until everthing explodes!! Or maybe that's just me. I love him love him love him!!

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  9. oh Panda...he is just sooo cute!! i want a little nibble!

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  10. He's supa cute!! I kinda know what you mean, too. Everyone tells me how alert and aware my little guy is. All I know is he's so much fun!

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  11. You shoul be a proud momma...
    We are all cooing at your wee one in cyberspace...
    He has a look of mischief in his eyes... just like his momma!

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  12. cherice8:13 pm

    Awwww. That looks like one happy well fed little munchkin. Yay for comp feeding.

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  13. Holy COW!!! He looks like a totally different kid with that extra weight on him! All the more edible!

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