We are reading this book called The Wonder Weeks that chronicles the most important neurological developmental weeks of babies in the first year. The book is written by two Dutch researchers and tells you when the weeks are, what to expect that week, what the babies will learn, and how you can help them. They are weeks 5, 8 (that's us now!), 12, 19,26,37,46,55. This week is the world of patterns: babies start to recognize patterns visually and aurally. The researchers studied a bunch of babies and followed them throughout the year. They found that all babies go through these developmental weeks. Babies tend to be extra fussy and inconsolable because it is scary for them. So, extra care and comfort is needed.
Today, Anjali interacted with her own image in the mirror, was fascinated by the rotating lambs on her swing, by the books on the shelf next to mama's chair, and by the patterns on papa's shirt. Actually, she couldn't stop looking at them, even when she is moved. This is the first time she is really interested in things other than our faces.