newborn dreaming

Yesterday Natalie and I welcomed a new addition to our family — Benjamin John Hugh Swann:

Born at 5.09pm, weighing 3.8kg and measuring 50cm — for those who’re interested.

Lots of Christian fathers pontificate about life and the insights having a child can provide into God or whatever. And I’m sure I won’t be immune (although I’m intent on not making every sermon illustration for the next 18 months revolve around our new child).

At this point, my most pressing question is: What do newborns dream about?

Ben seems to dream a lot. At least that’s how I’d interpreted the random twitching and crying out he does while sleeping. And my suspicion has been confirmed by the information pack provided at hospital.

But without a mass of accumulated life experiences, what is it that runs through his somnolent mind?

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7 comments

  1. nice one. Since our little guy has come along I’ve wondered this myself. I’d love to know what’s going on in his head, I mean, how do they think without language? Baffling!

  2. Congrat’s Chris. It’s a real blessing to be a parent. I pray that you and your wife will be imparted with wisdom in how to parent and your son will grow up knowing the Lord and be a benefit to society…

    Blessings craig b

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