Jack was a really great baby-laid back and so smiley. He became very intense around 15 months.
Grace-your mention of Jaden and the shivers makes me think of my son. We've always called it "flexing" He tenses his whole upper body like he's really cold and his face tenses also. It is almost always because he is excited, although once in a while when he is bored. One pediatrician called it a "shudder attack" although the neurologist disagreed. The EEG also showed no sign of seizure, and no one seems to have any idea what it is or why it happens, but he's done it since about 4 or 5 months of age. I guess if no one else is concerned, I shouldn't be either. It was nice to hear that others see similar things, because I think everyone we have spoken to about has never seen it before
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