This morning the realization came to me that babies live in the Now. Each moment is a new experience to them. They cry when there is discomfort or hunger. They cry when they want attention. But the majority of babies do spend a great deal of time either sleeping (dreamwalking?) or staring at the ceiling or a mobile they can't reach or touch. So until a basic need arises; discomfort from a wet diaper, hunger pains, or the desire for soothing or attention, babies live in the moment.
Each and every one of us was once a baby. No skipping that phase. (Although I joke my son was born a toddler because of his size at birth.) But each of us, at one point, lay in a crib and stared at the ceiling. Only later do we develop the desire for more and more stimulation.
Enjoy life while we can. Advice I know I should heed more, and I have a feeling, more of you out there could stand to do so as well.