One of the hardest stages of a new parent’s life is what’s known as the “first six weeks” – those days where you walk around in a sleep-deprived haze wondering how the hell you got there, and HTF you’re ever going to make it as a parent, let alone a functional human being again.
And you wait. You wait for it to become “normal”. And you wait to find your feet. And you wait for the first smile, which happens at around six weeks too. And I’m not talking about the “wind” smiles or the twitches, I’m talking a real grin that shows how aware you really are of the world, and that you’ve recognised something as cool or funny.
Your first smile came when I was changing your nappy, and it was without a doubt the best grin I’ve ever seen. And it was such a new look on your face that I just *knew* it was a smile. And what a relief that I had a camera close by to capture it, and how awesome that you held the look long enough for me to get the pic.
Since then, there have been so many smiles – from toothless to toothy – and they rock my world.
Keep smiling little dude,
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