Friday, January 11, 2008

Your First Smile

When I see you smile
I can face the world,
you know I can do anything

When I see you smile
I see a ray of light
I see it shining right through the rain
When I see you smile

Baby when I see you smile at me

Leave it to me to use cheesy 80's lyrics to explain the unexplainable... the moment of magic that envelops your heart the first time your baby smiles at you. That moment happened to me yesterday as I was folding clothes on the sofa with him sitting on the Boppy pillow next to me.

I was playing a game where I made noises "boop, boop, boop..." getting louder as my fingers danced up his belly and then touched his nose.

That's when it happened.

Somewhere between the last boop and my heart melting, my child sprouted the biggest grin I've ever seen followed by a coo. I can't explain the feeling I had at that moment...sheer elation or perhaps panic that I didn't have my camera in hand. I called out to D. to run and get the camera and, after the 3rd or 4th sustained grin, was able to catch a little bit of his smile.

I didn't stress too much about not capturing the "full-on grin" this time because, hopefully, there will be many more to come!


Cindy said...

Now I'm smiling big. :)

Anonymous said...

yes, you're so right, Katie...LOTS of smiles to come, and laughter too!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Oh yes, plenty more where that came from - his, and yours! (Hugs your sweet neck.)

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

P.S. How is it that that (cheesy indeed!) 80s song has me all teary-eyed and teary cheeked, thinking about your sweet baby, and mine as well? (Hugs you again.)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

OH! That made me laugh out loud!! (and of course, get a little teary, because it's YOU)

So so so cute!!

I think we all feel like we adopted this baby with you. He has a little place in my heart!!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

By the way, I just showed this to my mom, and she pointed out that he looks so much like your husband!

God does that a lot in adoption, I have noticed.

Jennifer said...

What a doll! I love it when babies start to coo. I could sit all daying cooing back at them. Precious times!

Stacey said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! Soooo cute! Just scrumptious!

MelDrop said...

aawwwww...tearing up (once again)! what a feeling!

Nicki said...

Well, he brought a smile and happy tears to my face. I love this song--and it is just perfect. Wonderful memories.

Loretta Speaks said...

What a sweetie!

Jen said...

I absolutely LOVE IT when they get those cute little drunk smiles. Warms the cockles of your heart!

Jen said...

....yes, I said cockles and no, I have no idea what that means!

And apparently I'm a tad bit embarrassed by it. Hence the extra comment!

julie said...

Aww, what a cutey.