He definitely had a few behaviors of a child who has lived in an orphanage. For the first few days, he slept whenever I laid him down in his crib. When he woke up, he would just lay there quietly. He was not sure at first how to play with most toys. He liked things that were 'functional' that he had seen before...like the telephone, anything that looked like a telephone (the remote), pots and pans, and a few little cars that he could push around. He had no idea what to do with a book and did not want me to sing to him.
This week, we've seen funny, new things emerge:
He likes music and dances when he hears a song that he likes.
When he wakes up crying, he likes for me to rock him and sing to him.
There are actually some things he won't eat: yogurt, cheese, mango and grapes, so far.
He wants to feed himself but needs help putting things on the spoon.
He knows 3 signs: ;more', 'please' and 'all done'.
He learns new things quickly.
He is beginning to like books and wants to hold one in the car.
He loves to bring me things and then take them all back where he got them.
He doesn't like to wear his own shoes but will wear mine all day if I let him.
He likes to be tickled and has the cutest laugh when you tickle his tummy.
He loves to give hugs and kisses. (we're still working on the kisses....right now they're open-mouthed with a bite at the end.
Oh! And he's SUPER cute!