I wonder if my newborn son’s personality traits will stay with him for the rest of his life.
Vik seems to know exactly what he wants: within minutes of being born he started rooting for his mom’s breast. Its only been a week, but whenever he cries, there seems to be a purpose: a wet diaper, or feeding time. Once you figure that out and solve it, he goes back to being quiet. He also seems to be precocious. He’s already turned over once on his own and raised his head. He tries really hard to focus his eyes and looks at you really hard.
So my guess is that he will always know what he wants to do at different points in his life; he’ll be very self-directed. He will also be very hard on himself and strive to achieve things that I wouldn’t expect him to achieve until much later.
It’ll be fun to read this post again as the decades roll by. Only time will tell if these are insights, or just parenting goggles :)