25 July 2012

Seriously Serious

When Natalie was a newborn I eagerly looked forward to the age she's at now so I could hear her laugh and babble and see her smile without farting

I was so excited the first time she giggled. I thought it was the beginning of many many more laughs to come. Little did I know how hard it would be to please my baby.

Whenever anyone meets her their natural reaction is to make her laugh or smile. People dance, make funny faces, play peekaboo and hop around all in an effort to get some sort of reaction. She almost never gives in. She'll just look at them like they're crazy for thinking their simple gestures will entertain her.

She gives us little laughs or a pity smile when we try really, really hard but most the time she is just so serious.

Even new experiences that I think she'll really enjoy and smile for don't seem to amuse her. Like yesterday when I put her on the swing at the park for the first time. She just looked at me like, are you for real?

She seems to observe her surroundings and to take everything in and process what's going on around her though.

Or I suppose she could just blankly be starring at things and not thinking much at all.

Whatever. If she's not an intellectual hopefully she can get by on her good looks.

"Is this shit suppose to impress me, Mom?"


10 Thoughts :

Shannon July 25, 2012 at 8:53 PM  

OR she's so intelligent that normal baby stuff doesn't amuse her. I've read that babies who spend a lot of time just taking in the environment are often the smartest.

You just have a pretty smarty pants on your hands.

Mama July 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM  

This makes me laugh... you have a wonderfully descriptive writing voice... I totally pictured everything you wrote!

Ali July 26, 2012 at 12:29 AM  

I just wish I could meet your little peanut. :o) She seems like such a relaxed, fun kiddo. At least Natalie will let you put her in a swing... I set Presley in the high chair & she acted like I was putting her in an electric chair! LOL. And she also hates when I read stories to her. What a weirdy.

Natalie looks like she's sitting up really well!

Megan July 26, 2012 at 8:23 AM  

I don't blame her for looking at people like they are crazy. I would too if they were jumping and dancing in front of me.

Kinsley doesn't smile for strangers either.

The picture in the swing cracked me up. haha.

Stephanie July 26, 2012 at 8:45 AM  

Chloe is the same way, a very serious and even frowny baby. She does smile, but we really have to push for a good belly laugh. I think those serious looks are pretty cute - they usually make me make the same look back at her, then I start laughing, and then that makes her laugh...I bet we are a good pair to watch!

Marjorie July 26, 2012 at 9:59 AM  

That's so interesting that you can see her personality already. Sounds like she's a thoughtful little girl :)

Nessa July 26, 2012 at 8:06 PM  

This made me giggle a little. I'm sure she's going to be super smart cause she really is just taking it all in. Chloe isn't the easiest baby to make laugh either, but she sure does love the swings, and she's a huge smiler.

Cam July 27, 2012 at 1:42 AM  

This reminds me so much of my first daughter!!

Odette Lange July 27, 2012 at 2:20 AM  

The first time Nikita laughed out loud, was like the clouds opened up to let the sun through :) I have photos & a video of that memorable day. Sadly, it was only that one day. On occasion, she will let loose a tiny giggle that comes & goes so quickly, its like I almost miss it if I'm not prepared for it! I get told (quite often in fact) that I've got a miserable baby because she won't even crack a smile at the craziness around her when they dance & jump around. I DISAGREE! When its just she & I at bathtime, I talk to her about the day & they miss out on the secret smiles she gives me when I roll my eyes at the comments people make. You & me against the world kid!

Caiti July 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM  

Definitely an intellectual!