Yes, it's normal. I remember our little boy doing that. He was amazed that HE was the one controlling those appendages, LOL! BTW, the fascination is only beginning. He will cover his ears with his hands (w/o an ear infection), will walk while squinting to see what that's like, crawl after he can walk to remember what that's like, and then go back to walking because that's SO much better, LOL!. Wait until he discovers "hisself", LOL! Also, just a phase & nothing to worry about. And his tongue, trying to catch yours with his fingers, and watching himself in a mirror. It's all a discovery process, and perfectly normal. But, I know what you mean about a lot of focus on Autism, I was reading the warning signs monthly. I think it's like worrying about SIDS, just remember that your son PROBABLY doesn't have Autism, but that if he ever did, God would give you the grace to handle it, just like every other thing in our lives. Good luck!
at 3:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2009