FC: Our Baby Girl | Tiffany Small
1: My mother said she had a fairly good pregnancy with me. She gained about seventy pounds because there was a lot of fluid. Her eating habits changed during pregnancy and she began to dislike things that she enjoyed eating before. She did not have morning sickness but she did have high blood pressure. She continued to have high blood pressure throughout her pregnancy. Doctors induced labor early because her blood pressure was going up. I was born on May 23rd at around 2:30 am but I was due on June 8th originally. | The Pregnancy
2: The name Tiffany was given to me because my mom always knew that when she had a daughter, that would be her first name. My middle name Arielle came from a spring angel doll that my mom saw. My middle name was also chosen because it means lioness of God. My parents originally thought I was going to be a boy, so my name was going to be Joseph Sidney. No other girl names were considered.
3: Cute as a button | My mother was in labor for ten hours. I was 7lbs 13oz and was 20 inches long. I was four months old when I learned to sit-up. My first tooth came in when I was 6 months old. I took my first steps when I was twelve months old.My parents had me potty trained by the time I was three years old. I was eight years old when I lost my first tooth. | My Physical Development
4: Inside the womb, the amount of brain neurons at 28 weeks is about 23 billion. When a baby is born, they have the most brain cells that they will ever have. From ages 3 to 6, rapid growth occurs in the frontal lobes. The association areas, which is associated with memory and thinking are the last cortical areas to develop. Fiber pathways that involve language and agility greatly increase when a person experiences puberty. These pathways continue to develop through myelination, which enables adults to have more complicated cognitive processes. | Brain Development
5: Myelination is the process by which the myelin sheath develops over neurons which are responsible for sending electrical signals throughout the body. Myelination is a process that begins in infancy and continues to develop throughout adulthood. Myelination has allowed my brain to experience much faster neural processing | Myelination
6: My current vision is 20/30 and I wear contacts and glasses. I got my first pair of glasses when I was nine years old. Puberty Puberty is the time period when a person becomes able to reproduce and they are sexually mature. The period in which puberty begins is different for everyone because it depends on their genetics, environment, and individual bodies
7: Both Telomeres on the ends of chromosomes wear down and aging cells begin to die without being replaced with exact genetic replicas. The eye's pupil shrinks and the lens becomes less transparent for both genders as they age, which reduces the amount of light that reaches the retina. The immune system weakens and makes them more susceptible to life-threatening diseases such as different types of cancer. Neural processing slows as we grow older. Some experience a great increase in the loss of brain cells which can lead to Dementia or Alzheimer's. | Men They do not experience an equivalent to menopause. They experience a gradual decline in sperm count, speed of erection and ejaculation, and testosterone level. | Women They experience menopause at around fifty years old. Once a woman reaches 35 to 39 years old, her fertility decreases and her chance of getting pregnant is half of what it was when she was 19 to 26. | Compare and Contrast of Changes Experienced During Adulthood
8: Adulthood Terms 1. menopause- When a woman stops experiencing her menstrual cycle. 2. telomeres- chromosome tips that wear down, leading to the poor reproduction of cells. 3. Alzheimer's disease- When an aging person begins to lose a large amount of brain cells and a deterioration of the remaining neurons which leads to gradual mental degradation that can not be stopped. It can severely handicap the elderly. 4. Dementia- The loss of brain cells that lead to inhibited cognitive processes. This is not considered to be a normal part of aging.
9: My first word was bird and I surprisingly said it when I was just three months old. I was much more of an intellectual child and was a little slower with my physical milestones. This was my first word because my mom was talking to me one time and she kept saying the bird, soI ended up copying her. A funny word when I was little was "puppy"."Puppy" was what I called my sippy cup. | My Language Development | Late childhood clip-art
10: Telegraphic speech: An early speech stage where children use phrases that usually consist of about two words which mainly include nouns and verbs. Example: I believe I used phrases such as "Come kitty." or "Stop mom." Overgeneralization: Applying grammatical rules where they may not even be needed. Example: I used to say things like " I petted the bunny." Overextension: When a child may use a certain word to refer to many things that seem similar to what the actual word means to them. ex: calling all four legged animals "doggy". Example: I called all food chicken for a while when I was little. I did not experience any language barriers such as stuttering or lisps during language formation.
11: I was most attached to my mother because she spent the most time at home with me. Imprinting is the process of making a strong attachment that some baby animals form early in their lifetime. I do not believe that my attachment would be described as imprinting because I would willingly go to my mother or my father without any problems. An object that I had formed an attachment with was my puppy(sippy cup). Contact comfort is the feeling of love and security that one gets from making a physical connection with someone or something that provides support and intimacy.My attachment to my mother was one that involved Harlow's contact comfort because I would always go to her to be hugged and comforted when I was upset. However I did not feel this way about my sippy cup, it was just something I liked to have with me. | My Social-Emotional Development
12: Having no attachments during one's childhood can cause a person to have deep emotional scars that last throughout their lifetime. No attachment has extreme adverse emotional and psychological affects on individuals.I have thankfully never felt the pain of having no attachments because I have always had the love and support of my parents. The way adults display and react to attachment and intimacy later in life is affected by the attachment level they experience as infants. Adult romantic relationships can display secure, trusting attachment; insecure anxious attachment and the avoidance of attachment. For example, avoidant people find parenting less satisfying and much more stressful. | The Importance of Attachment
13: When I was younger I watched a movie that had monsters in it and I became scared and thought that the monsters would try to come get me. Experiencing egocentrism, I thought that my family was being watched by monsters because I felt that I was. The monsters were the imaginary audience because I felt like they were watching for a while. I felt like my family couldn't relate to my irrational fear (personal fable). As a teenager, I often do have a hard time seeing things from a perspective other than my own (egocentrism). I feel that others just can't relate because they couldn't understand(personal fable). I often feel, like many other teens, that I'm constantly being watched and judged by others (imaginary audience). | My Cognitive Development
14: James Marcia's Theory of Development Marcia's theory of development further elaborated on the adolescent's search for an identity. I believe I am in the identity moratorium stage because I have choices and am looking into various commitments but I have not yet decided on any of them. My beliefs and values are changing little by little as I mature. I am facing a crisis regarding my college and career choice. I have choices that I am considering but I have yet to make a definite decision regarding my future. I do not want to simply comply with the occupational ideas that people are presenting to me if that is not what I want.
16: A person's temperament is their emotional reactivity and intensity. I was considered a difficult baby because I was very irritable and unpredictable. The reason why I acted this way is because I had colic. I was a very reactive baby because I cried everyday from 5 pm to 11 pm nonstop for the first two months of my life. My temperament has changed from when I was a baby. I am still a little high-strung and I can be emotional, so my temperament from childhood has prevailed somewhat.
17: Erikson's Eight Stages of Personality Development I believe that stages #5 and 6 are the hardest stages to experience for multiple reasons.Adolescence and young adulthood are the time periods when one is finding themselves. Junior high was difficult because everyone else and I thought we were grown but we were only kids. High school was challenging because of all the changes we had begun to face.Adolescents experience the physical changes of puberty by becoming sexually mature and very hormonal. My cognitive development has caused me to begin thinking and reasoning abstractly, developing more of a conventional morality, and trying to discover my identity. The stages of personality development explains that I, like other teenagers, are tying to figure out who I truly am and how my identity will shape my future. I have been emotionally unstable and my emotions are more intense because of the extra hormones, so I tend to behave and act more rashly sometimes.
18: Adolescence is one of the hardest experiences because we don't know who we are, our hormones are going crazy, and we are thinking about everything much differently than when we were children. Young adulthood is one of the most difficult times because I will be trying to form close relationships with the new people I have begun meeting. I may begin to feel more socially isolated and search for more intimate relationships. I will be facing emotional strains because I will be learning to deal with the difficulties of adulthood such as paying bills and the new, awkward independence.Physically, the increased hormones and the body changes have calmed down and returned to a normal state. My cognitive processes will change because I'll have to be able to think about many of the aspects of adulthood compared to my carefree teenage years.
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