The Dreaded 6 Weeks

So maybe your Doctor, or maybe some book you read, or maybe some friend or family member has mentioned to you about the 6 week mark right? If not, the theory is, that around 6 weeks, your baby is going through so much mental development, that they are kinda pissy for a bit.

I had no idea what to anticipate for this benchmark. It seemed really intimidating. As the day approached I kept envisioning she would suddenly morph into Reagan from “The Exorcist.” She would be plagued by flies, or become supremely violent, and I would have to bury someone’s body in my back yard and burn all the evidence. I was prepared for Armageddon.

But you know what? I hardly noticed a change at all. In fact, I felt like she started to become more at peace with the world around her. She also had become more awake and interested in the world around her. She would seriously just stare at her hands for an hour like she was tripping out on acid. (Not that I would know).

She also started to make faces at me with intention. Like she was trying on different ways to express herself. It was like she began to engage with me.

My point is, there really is no way to anticipate how your particular baby is going to be during any of these so called “bench marks.” It is probably good to be aware of them, but not obsess like they are god’s truth. Who knows, maybe you will give birth and your baby will look you in the eye and say “Man… it was HOT in there.”