Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Motherhood Development Chart

[Happy Mothers Day, Neighbors. Lori's done book-signings here in our local Barnes & Noble. Neat lady.]

Childhood development charts that help new parents track every burp, gurgle and coo of a new baby are bountiful and plenty. It’s motherhood development charts that are hard to come by. Experience tells me that a reliable one would go something like this:

Week 1: The new mother may cry if over- or under-stimulated. Complains about not being able to find things. Like her waistline. On average, awake for 22 hours a day, but alert for only two. Head bobs forward in sitting position, especially after 7 o’clock at night.

Week 2: ... [continued]

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