The echoing of laughter of my little one reminds me of the morning of January 20th, 2015…..
It was around 5:00 am. I was tired of feeding but my champ was not tired of sucking and playing and then again sucking like a vicious cycle. I so badly wanted to sleep but he was in no mood to sleep. So I switched on the lights, woke up my husband to have some family time (though the secret is I did not want to bear the consequences of having a baby all alone 😉 ).
We were chit chatting with our little one in his ooooss and aaaas… and then suddenly a glimpse of that tiny little cute and magical thing, his first smile. It gave me a similar feeling of when I held Anshu for the first time in my arms.
I had waited for this moment for a very long time. I knew that kids usually give their first smile during or after 2nd month. So from the very start of the second month this wait began. And when I received that smile there were tears of joy rolling down my cheeks (and my husband making fun of it. Sometimes these men get really insensitive…don’t know why!!!). There was no more sleep in my eyes. All I wanted was for Anshu to keep smiling and to go on staring at him (but he forgot to smile after that for two days!!!)
Here is a tip if you want to encourage your little one to give you that magical moment:
Babies are good at imitating your facial expressions, so smile at your baby, you will get it back soon. Look for times when the baby is calm but not sleepy. Hold him opposite to you and a little near to your face (as their vision is less) and talk to him with a smile.
There are times when your baby will closely look at you for a long time, that can be the moment for your baby to smile, so keep talking to the baby and you might be blessed with a gummy grin !!!
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