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Saturday, 16 January 2021
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My son was a perfect baby.  He never cried or fussed for more than a few seconds.  I could easily soothe him whenever he cried.  (a. 4.5 mo, FC)
For 2 months, she rarely cried for anything.  She would give a little whine when she was hungry or tired.  Once or twice she cried really hard before going to sleep.  She did not want to be held or consoled during that time.  Eight weeks after she came home, everything changed.  The whining and fussing started and did not end for quite some time.  (a. 7 mo, FC)
When he was first home he was such a quiet baby.  He would sit on the floor and look at everything and look at the toys (didn't pick them up or play with them).  He didn't cry very much at all during the day.  Many people commented on how content he was and such a good baby.   This all seemed to change around 10 mos. old.  (a. 6mo, FC)
Our son was the PERFECT baby.  He was always happy.  After our first post-placement social worker visit I wrote, "Today was our 1 month check.  You were happy, happy!  When [the social worker] held you, you weren't so sure and wanted Mom back.”  After about 5-6 months, the honeymoon ended.  (a. 5.5mo, FC)
My son was overly good the first few weeks after he came home.  Everything made him happy, he took to new things very easily, and seemed so easy.  After a time, he was only "good" when someone else was around or when we were out in public.  At the same time he became increasingly fussy when it was just the two of us.  It was like he was putting on a show for the world and I was the only one who knew what he was really like. (a. 6mo, FC)

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