Ran across this powerful quote by R. Kent Hughes on the incarnation:
As a real baby in the cradle he watched his tiny clenched fist in uncomprehending fascination, just like any other baby. He did not feign babyhood. He did not say to himself, “You all think I am a pre-articulate baby discovering I have a hand. Actually, I am God admiring my brilliant invention. I am your Creator, and I understand every word you are saying.” Not at all. He was not pretending. This was not a post-natal spoof. He was a baby!
Preaching the Word – Preaching the Word – Luke, Volume I: That You May Know the Truth.