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Declan's Many Faces

Categories: Declan | Author: David O'Leary | Posted: 3/13/2006 | Views: 2037
It's interesting trying to get to know someone who has such a limited range of communication techniques. I'm always trying to figure out what's going on in that mind of his and Jen and I have great fun voicing his thoughts for him.

I've decided he's got three levels of cries... Level I is actually kind of cute once you get used to it, and believe me we have. Level II is a bit disconcerting but usually comes with a soon to end event such as a diaper change, waking him up for a feeding, or ...  Level III, particularly in the wee hours, just isn't good. When level III happens you desperately search for the cause and try everything you can to alleviate his concerns ASAP, but unfortunately, it's usually gas or hunger, there's little to be done for gas and for hunger, you gotta get him down to Level I before it can be addressed.

He sleeps a lot, but has many expressions, poses, and even arm movements during so it's still fascinating to just watch him.

The most fun though is when he's fully alert (probably only happens around 2% of the time at this point). His eyes open wide and just seem to be taking in everything around him, and when he stares into my eyes, I feel so connected to him.

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