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January 18th, 2013

What kind of baby were you?

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She’s becoming a real person. She’s awesome at communicating her needs. She already has such a personality that it’s almost scary–like I can kinda tell what kind of person she will grow up to be: her temperament, her sense of humor, her cheerful disposition?!? She is sensitive and forgiving and strong-willed, not easily distracted but tirelessly inquisitive?! Is it possible that these things are already defined at five months young? For those of you who have children that are older, did you find that your children’s personalities remain consistent over the years? Did your calm baby grow up to be a calm kindergartener? Did your rambunctious baby grow up to be a rambunctious teen? I’m so curious to hear your thoughts.

With that, I wish you all a peaceful, long weekend–and a very happy birthday to the brilliant Dr. King–I wonder what kind of baby he was?

10 Responses to What kind of baby were you?
  1. Jessye White says:

    In response to your question about children. I have two, I have been in love with them since I found out they were a part of me, do they become less or more then what you see right now? Oh yes, they do, they become a bit of everything you allow them to be, they hide some characteristic then pull them back out years later with a surge of growth that will inspire you. They are your gift and the gift you give the world. From reading your blog and enjoying all your pictures I see an infinite amount of love in both you and your husband, she will receive and respond and sail with you both. Remember we are allowed the joy of birthing and raising our babies but ultimately they are there own. Mine are now 27 and 22, and they are still my gifts each time I hold them kiss there faces and lanquish In there growth. They are girls!! Enjoy, with love Jessye

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Thank you for sharing these insightful and sweet words-and yes–they are theit own–I have to remind myself of that! She’s her own little person!

  2. susan says:

    It IS possible, as we feel the same with our twins! So much personality already, it amazes us daily.

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      right!? It’s SO crazy! And you must see it even more with twins–because you I imagine they are similar and different in so many ways–their personalities–and how they differ from one another–must really shine through.

      • Erika says:

        My lil “big boy” has so much of the personality that I’ve always seen in him even as a tiny infant. He’s still just as inquisitive, sweet, always in motion kid he’s always been. I think that many times moms can pick these little personality quirks very early on. you’ll find out very soon. Too soon. For now -enjoy.

  3. Fenna Blue says:

    As a nanny, I definitely notice personalities in infants and toddlers. But I don’t have children of my own who have grown up with me.

    My mom often tells me that I am not the kind of person she thought I would be. When I was a baby, I slept and ate and was perfect and quiet and still. When I was a toddler I was quiet and thoughtful. But I’ve grown into a very boisterous, expressive adult and she has often told me it surprises her. She doesn’t know when the change happened, if it was overnight or overtime, but she definitely noticed it by middle school.

    So maybe children do change over time. I’m sure there are environmental factors too, of course!

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      ha! That’s so interesting! You’re the first person to say that since I started talking to people about it!

  4. Lesleigh says:

    I have been following you since the begining of your pregnancy, at which time I was going through so pretty major fertility issues. Regardless I have been so inspired by you in so many ways; motherhood, design (also my passion) and your creative way of capturing your photos. Anyway… I am now halfway through my own pregnancy… and look forward to continuing following you during a time, when all this motherhood stuff is relatable to me too!

    • Justina Blakeney says:

      Thank you for the kind words and congrats on your pregnancy!!! So exciting! Big hugs to you and thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself!

  5. Will Nist says:

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