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Well, you don't have superior genetics. Thats always a big factor.
Recursion to the mean bites imo, clone or go home I always say.
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Where do you think she ranks percentile-wise relative to similarly aged babies in the following categories:

1) Rolling over prowess
2) Poops/day
3) Eye contact
4) Grasping and holding
5) Giggle quantity/day
6) Sitting up
7) Cuteness/pound
8) Smile efficacy
9) Cuteness/inch
10) Tummy time mobility
I read that parents using these to brag is actually a thing
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Where do you think she ranks percentile-wise relative to similarly aged babies in the following categories:

1) Rolling over prowess
2) Poops/day
3) Eye contact
4) Grasping and holding
5) Giggle quantity/day
6) Sitting up
7) Cuteness/pound
8) Smile efficacy
9) Cuteness/inch
10) Tummy time mobility
The key metric is the correlation between #2 and #3.
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I read that parents using these to brag is actually a thing
You have NO idea.

Never google anything about when your baby is supposed to be doing something, because you'll find a bunch of insecure parents (mostly moms) on the internet talking about how their baby was doing whatever your baby ISN'T doing, three months younger than your baby is now.

The parent shame game is real.
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...She will go far...
Just how far do you mean?

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...She is a really beautiful baby as well (my wife was very happy about this as in Brazil they care a lot about this)
Wait, in the same thread you say your wife looks like a zombie, AND she (and the entire country of Brazil) is shallow even about her own baby?

You'd better hope she doesn't read your posts.
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You have NO idea.

Never google anything about when your baby is supposed to be doing something, because you'll find a bunch of insecure parents (mostly moms) on the internet talking about how their baby was doing whatever your baby ISN'T doing, three months younger than your baby is now.

The parent shame game is real.
Huh, as an Asian person I find all of this to be bizarre but then again I would feel shameful if my kid couldn't do multiplication by age 5.

Actually I wouldn't
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We're super consistent with a routine with my kids... story time at a certain time, then teeth, then bed. Nearly the same exact time every day.

Coupled with a gate on my older daughter's door she's generally pretty good about doing "quiet play" if she doesn't want to sleep.

I'd say she's generally pretty well behaved inherently though.
My son is very well behaved, only the sleep thing is missing. He's simply a bad sleeper, always has been, regardless of all the things we've tried (and we've tried several dozen).

I guess there are worse things, like having a homicidal kid or a kid who hates your existence. All in all, we're very blessed that our kids are so unique and bright and loving and healthy so far.
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I think kids start getting fun at about 6-9 months and (thus far, so as far as ~47 months) increase in fun from there.

I do agree about them looking like aliens at the start though.
My experience agrees with yours.

The older they get the more fun they are.

My oldest turns 21 tomorrow, though, so my experience is limited.

The main trouble is that my adult children (and even mid-teens) have less time for me than the younger ones. The tradeoff of kids doing their homework and working is worth a little lost fun, but it is a cost.
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Just how far do you mean?

Wait, in the same thread you say your wife looks like a zombie, AND she (and the entire country of Brazil) is shallow even about her own baby?

You'd better hope she doesn't read your posts.
My wife would agree with me.

Nothing wrong with anything I said And in Brazil they care a lot about beauty. Even in kids.
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Huh, as an Asian person I find all of this to be bizarre but then again I would feel shameful if my kid couldn't do multiplication by age 5.

Actually I wouldn't
Wait till you enter the educational arms race.

Then....you will care.
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