One thing I really love about being a parent is watching Nico’s facial expressions change.
Unlike we adults, who smile when we are happy (or at least when we want to communicate to others that we are happy) and frown or furrow our brow because we’re worried or angry or confused, babies can make a whole range of emotive expressions in a matter of minutes that, most likely, signify nothing. And yet they seem so real.
Staring at Nico is at times like watching a one-infant play: she becomes pissed off, then smitten, then bewildered, then bored, then anxious, then totally and completely blissful and finally asleep all in the matter of minutes. It’s unnerving and phenomenal. And it makes me smile–genuinely. Recently I captured a range of these expressions with my handy-dandy iPhone. Here they are along with my best guest as to what emotion would represent if Nico were 28 instead of 8 weeks.
Feel free to offer your own analysis…