I know this sounds crazy but I’m convinced my daughter is seeing shit I’m not. Either that, or she’s constantly having an extended grand mal seizure.
Last night, I had my little girl propped up on my lap in a sitting position facing me. I had her back and neck supported, but I wasn’t holding her very firmly – as she’s almost nine weeks old at this point, she’s gotten strong enough to hold her neck up straight for the most part – yet for some reason she was darting her head and eyes all over the god damned place. It looked like she was tracking something flying around in the room, like a bug or something. Whatever it was she saw, she was completely mystified by it for a good five minutes.
It was the absolute weirdest thing to watch – it really looked like she was watching invisible fairies flit around the house. This is of course patently ridiculous, as it’s more likely that her senses are simply developing and she was fascinated by the patterns and colors she saw around her, but it doesn’t change the fact that it was completely freaky to watch.
I know there are a lot of parents out there – have you ever run into anything similar? How did you deal with it – or are you still dealing with it? I’m interested in hearing your stories and reactions as well.