Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a newborn child?
Mary Kay Blakely
The absolute dependence of a newborn infant inspired many things in me, but it did not activate any magical knowledge about what to do for the next twenty years.
To Tennessee Williams, children were “no-neck monsters,” while William Wordsworth apotheosized the newborn infant as a “Mighty Prophet! Seer Blest!” Most adults know the truth is somewhere in between.
One day you will find that you have stopped regarding your baby as a totally unpredictable and therefore rather alarming novelty, and have begun instead to think of him as a person with tastes, preferences and characteristics of his own. When that happens you will know that he has moved on from being a “newborn” and has got himself settled into life.