We may be slightly biased, but we’re convinced Ruby is going to grow up to be a rocket scientist/supermodel/Olympic athlete. At 6 weeks old, her many talents include …

  • Rolling over (okay, she’s only done it that once, but it still counts)
  • Sleeping 6 hours at a stretch (again, she’s only done it once but I have hope)
  • Saying “ah-goo,” “ooh-ahh,” “heh heh” and a multitude of other sounds capable of melting adults with their adorableness
  • Smiling at her mom, dad, Aunt Wendy, herself in the mirror, and a rattle shaken in front of her face
  • Smiling when she hears Granny’s voice on the phone – twice!
  • Turning her head toward Mommy or Daddy’s voice
  • Raising up on her arms
  • Supporting her own weight on her legs when you hold her in a standing position (she’s not supposed to be able to do that till three months! I think she’s going to be an early walker like her mama).
  • Writhing and flailing like a trapped alligator while we try to dress her. This includes grabbing the bars on the changing table railing and attempting to pull herself over the side.
  • Calming from a fuss in her hammock when I say, “It’s okay, Mama’s here.” (This works sometimes and lets aforementioned mama stay in bed a little longer. Other times, not so much.)
  • Enjoying bath time, especially when we pour warm water over her. She didn’t even fuss last night when D accidentally let some get in her eyes while rinsing off her shampoo. This is a strong contrast to the first couple of weeks, when she HATED bath time and screamed from beginning to end.
  • Grasping my shirt and fistfuls of my hair. Lately, she always has some broken strands of hair caught between her fingers.
  • When she’s in an active mood, climbing up the shoulder of whoever is holding her.
  • Calming as soon as I sit down with her in the recliner because she knows food is coming.
  • Getting mad at Mama for taking time to smooch her cheek repeatedly when all she wants is the boob, dammit!
  • Refusing to take naps during the day. Yesterday she slept maybe two hours on and off and then slept 9 hours in three stretches at night (4.5 hours, 3.5 hours, 1 hour). There’s no way she’s getting the 16 hours the average baby sleeps in a day, but she doesn’t seem negatively affected by it. I, on the other hand, can get nothing done because she’s always awake demanding to be entertained. I don’t mind too much, though, because it’s so fun seeing her so alert and taking everything in.
  • In general, being a gorgeous angel of a child, even when she’s turning red with fury over not being taken out of her swing fast enough, like she is doing right this very moment. Okay, gotta go …
posted by K | filed under Ruby | 4 Comments


4 Responses to “6 Weeks Old and Already a Genius”

  1. natalie on July 13th, 2010 9:33 am

    oh, i remember those first few months well. so wonderful in so many ways–though i got nothing done even though my baby was one of those they slept 20+ hrs/day. all i did was hold her while she slept and looked at her.

  2. Teresa on July 16th, 2010 8:31 am

    Enjoy! So much fun when they go from being newborns to showing up for the party.

  3. t in hd on July 16th, 2010 3:06 pm

    Yup. They just keep getting cuter and more fun!

  4. kelly on July 16th, 2010 7:17 pm

    My niece the gorgeous genius olympian! so proud!

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