I remember discovering (affiliate link) The Wonder Weeks when Ben was a baby. I was of course googling everything I could on how to raise a baby- how to get them to sleep, how to form a schedule, what to do with them while they were awake. Specifically I was curious how babies learn and perceive the world around them. I, like most people with babies, found this sort of development fascinating and wanted to use this information to help my baby. I was at first thrilled to find a reference that outlined specific leaps my baby would make and told me what they were experiencing. I read a bit more and found graphics which visually showed me what to expect from my child. The thing is, there were a lot of ‘stormy periods’ on these charts. Like a whole lot. Like my child’s first year of life was going to be one long fuss fest. I was not excited about that.