I’ve learned a lot of things in the past three weeks. For example, diapers are expensive. Showers are sometimes hard to come by. Carrying a baby plus a carseat up to a third floor walk-up apartment is not very easy. It’s possible to give birth to a 6 pound baby and somehow lose less than six pounds.
Another thing I learned is that babies don’t have very good control of their eyes at birth. While they can see, they can’t focus very well and commonly look cross-eyed. They also don’t make eye contact, except by accident, and don’t track voices very well. This is reminiscent of my days as a medical student on the psychiatry service. I saw a lot of patients with schizophrenia, and I would know when they were hearing voices in their head, because all of a sudden they would look over my shoulder or to a corner of the room where nobody was, and appear as though they were listening to something. Well, Kaya does the same thing. I call this her schizophrenia look: