Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Smile, Baby!

I have this spot on the couch where I sit and nurse Braxton downstairs.  Every time I am done nursing, I hold him on my lap and play / do therapy.  Without fail, every time, Braxton's eyes wander to the side and he fixes his sight on something in our stairwell.  I think it's the shapes and contrast of things like the spindles and the angled stairway that he likes.  He likes it so much, in fact, that he will randomly start smiling at it.

See, Braxton doesn't quite yet lock eyes with us and smile in reaction to us.  It takes a lot of muscle control to both lock eyes and smile, and so far we usually get one or the other.  But that's okay, because he will get there soon enough, and in the mean time I laugh at the imaginary friend he has in our stairs.

Today I captured the best smiles I've seen yet.







I have been waiting for months to see the "squinty smile".  Well worth the wait...




Then, a little while later, I went to pick up Braxton off the changing table...and he laughed!  So I had Emma grab the video camera and we played on the floor.  And I got him to laugh.  On purpose!  Oh, my heart is so happy.  This boy just blesses me!






We'll be with some extended family at a reunion of sorts this weekend, so I'm off to finish getting all the food ready.  Have a great week!

12 comments:

Brianna Heldt said...

Oh Shana I totally have tears in my eyes, he is just SO SWEET! Love those first smiles and laughs. Braxton is beyond precious.

Jonnie said...

That is the cutest laugh I've ever heard... I love the snort too! You just totally blessed me today, thanks Braxton! Nice job filming, Emma!

Laura B. said...

Oh those are delicious! I love the piggy snorts...so so cute!

Owlhaven said...

He's so sweet!!!

Love, Mary

Grandpa Jim said...

Yay! I get to hold him in 48 hours.

wendy said...

He is ADORABLE!!!

JB said...

he is cuter every time i see him....love this!!

Anonymous said...

Delightful!! [:-)

Rachel in Idaho

Anonymous said...

Wow! I loved looking & looking at the pictures. Thanks for getting them on film.
Love grandma barb
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Remedies said...

Beautiful smile!Sweet and cute baby as well as i like it.

hgh review said...

Wow!squinty smile.i like it.I love the smile baby!! he's cute!!!

Fat Loss 4 Idiots said...

I have this spot on the couch where I sit and nurse Braxton downstairs

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