Babyjbenben is 7 weeks old - now what? I want to know the intimate details of hanging out and having good times with my son! I'm looking for reference sources and first-hand accounts that aren't annoying, and instead, inspirational feel-good fun. Please help.
During my pregnancy (which was truly lovely) I religiously avoided all books, blogs, and accounts of pregnancy except for here on MetaFilter. I was having a great time, and I didn't feel the need to expose myself to anyone else's experiences, bad or otherwise. Nature took care of everything, my role was to roll with it and enjoy every second of the experience!
But now my son is truly becoming his own little being, and with noticeable developmental milestones, and I think I could be doing better.
The only book I read with any attention+ enjoyment (because it was charming AND pragmatic) was Eat, Sleep, Poop
. It was written by a pedatrician with his own newborn, so I now feel comfortable with all the basic physical/medical stuff I need to know.
But what about my son's emotional experience? His inner life?
For sure we're discovering stuff together as we go along. Babyjbenben indicates something, we respond. Mr. jbenben and I are really good about reading Babyjbenben's clues. I'm thinking, tho, that there must be great resources out there that talk about the various stages, whatever age they happen, and I'd like to read about this topic.
The reason I didn't read pregnancy blogs and the like was because folks attracted to those sites seemed to be about dramaz and me me me. Not my style, thanks.
That said, I'm interested now to know what to do with your infant during, say, sleep changes. Or how to play with little wee ones who don't have full motor skills yet. Surely there are internet or printed resources out there that don't cate to the schmaltzy or self-involved side of things. What are they?
Please give me your best tips, blogs, and resources. My family thanks you!