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"My Baby's a Blob!"

Your newborn never smiles, and it seems like all she does is eat, sleep, and poop. Don't worry  -- all those cuddles and coos that you think she's not paying attention to are getting stored away in her brain, building an image of you as loving and responsive. By nurturing her and reacting to her cues, you'll help her develop a solid base of confidence that can last a lifetime. So go ahead and kiss that little blob  -- she'll appreciate it, even if she doesn't say so.

Getting to know you....
4 weeks: focuses on high-contrast aspects of your face, such as your hairline
6 weeks: may smile at her mobile
8-10 weeks: smiles at you
10 weeks: enjoys interacting with you
3 months: distinguishes you from the cable man
4 months: demonstrates a preference for you