Tomoe’s been showing lots of new things recently. Yesterday, she was crying, and most likely hungry. But she was content to suck on my knuckle, which she seems to really enjoy. This’ll be quite the story to tell her when she’s older, I’m sure. But not only did she suck on my knuckle, she grabbed my hand with both of her hands and held it to her face. She appeared to actually want to hold my hand there.
Another thing she’s been doing in the past couple of days is making a lot of facial expressions. One that she’s been doing quite frequently is smiling. I’m sure she has no idea what it means, but she’ll probably understand in about 4 to 6 weeks. Babies usually have their first smile at 6 to 8 weeks.
One thing we’ve noticed today is that she has some dry flaky skin on her scalp. This is known as cradle cap. It occurs in babies between 2 weeks and 3 months old, and is a side effect of the mother’s hormones still inside the baby. Dry skin is quite normal for young babies, and it shouldn’t be anything to worry about.