Friday, October 17, 2008



The last few days I've been seeing more and more smiles. He's smiled at his bottle & at his pacifier. Towards the end of a feeding, he gets smiley. He's full and content and I, of course, am still trying to get him to eat more so I stroke his lips with the bottle nipple and he'll grin. I'm not sure if it tickles or what.

I wasn't sure any of those things counted as social smiles.

But this morning just as we started a feeding, he was antsy. Not fussy, just too busy looking around to be bothered to eat properly. So I put the bottle down and just looked at and talked to him a little while.

He was making happy baby sounds (not sure it counts as cooing just yet. More like happy squeaks) so I started copying them.
At one point he said "Wah." (sort of rhymes with law, but breathier) So I said "Wah. Wah." and he smiled.

I giggled "You smiled?! For Mommy?"

And of course, did it again. "Wah. Wah."

It wasn't a fluke!

He was looking me in the eyes and he was smiling.

I giggled and then started crying because I'm such a sap.

Then we did it 3 or 4 more times. Worked every time.

Pure Joy.

We finished the feeding and I tried again. It worked again.

Of course, then he nodded off for about 15 minutes and woke up puking (love that relux.) so there weren't so many smiles then.

I tried again a few minutes ago and mostly he just looked at me like he had no idea what was wrong with me.

But I don't care. I can live on the smiles from earlier for at least a decade.



Mrs. Spit said...

Hem, hem. And the photo's of this wee babe smiling at you are where? What am I supposed to put on my fridge?

Amy said...

That's soooo cool!!! :)

MightySpork said...

makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it?

I can't wait til you can snap a photo of him smiling

Stacie said...

YEA!!! I am so happy for you!

Kristin (kekis) said...

I'm sure Robbie smiling was more precious than he already has been. Don't you wish that we just had permanent cameras affixed in our foreheads? Capturing such moments would be SO much easier! :)

chipz95 said...

He smiled because he has such a kick-ass mom! Yea Robbie!!

AngelsAmid said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! :) I can't imagine how those smiles melt your heart.

Robyn said...

That's awesome! Go Robbie!

Heather said...

Yeah!!! Congrats. That is the best isn't it. You'll remember that moment forever!