Tuesday, May 15, 2007

First real smile

OK...I'm going to be a complete and total sucker when it comes to my daughter. This is evidenced by the fact that this morning Wendy called out to me to "come see, come see" as Kylie had smiled at her! I didn't hold out much hope that I'd get a smile too (smiling is such a new task to be able to do when mama wants it!) but came running to see if she'd do it again. And, sure enough, I leaned over the crib and cooed at her a bit and wa-la! A smile! I melted....a complete and total melt down to my toes, give her anything she wants, feel my heart nearly explode, melt!

She graced us with several more smiles before she decided it was time to nurse vs. perform for her mommies so I placed her in Wendy's arms and just stood there and beamed at the two of them. Wendy got tickled at me for being so "lit up" about the whole thing. :)

It was a great way to start the day! Here's a few photos of our sweet girl. At least two of which Kylie will be embarrassed about one of these days...hee hee.







- Karen

13 comments:

Kerry Lynn said...

You're so lucky! Chris yells many times a day "come see!!" as Madison or Jackson smiles for him. But everytime I do they never actually do it for me. In fact i had to go to a dr. appointment this morning and had a friends mother watch them for me and when I got back she said they were BOTH smiling and cooing for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and my friends baby that is two weeks younger than m&j was here this morning and she was smiling up a storm!! I guess I just have to wait.

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

Woo Hoo!!! Smiling is the beginning of Kylie truly interacting with you and it's a wonderful thing. We had to wait until Ethan was almost 7 weeks for his first smile, so congrats on your "over achiever". :)

Love,
H

Lynanne said...

Oh wow, how exciting! I'll be lucky if I get smiles out of my grouchy boy before he's 20. :)

I'm loving all these photos of Kylie - keep them coming!! She is so photogenic. She looks so much like both her moms (seriously! throw your preconceptions of genetics out the window!) What a little doll! I hope that doesn't come across as fake because I truly mean it. Newborns often have a squishy look to them but Kylie's features are so perfect. I don't suppose I need to tell you that though. :)

Stacey said...

The smile is the best, isn't it? I remember being so excited by Riley's first smiles. :)

Awww she's too cute--look at that little tooshie. Hahaha. You can show it to her future girlfriend/boyfriend. ;)

Dee said...

How sweet!!!! I love the pics. Nothing cutter than a naked baby.

Meg said...

Oh she is just beautiful. That first smile is really the most amazing thing there is. We had our first smile on Monday, my heart nearly exploded with joy! She's been smiling since the hospital, but this smile was a reaction to what we were saying to her... we felt like we made such a connection to her!

Holly said...

Wow - isn't that the most amazing thing in the world?!?!?
I love the naked baby pics. She is just so beautiful - and I still can't get over how much hair she has.
Happy belated Mother's Day to two wonderful mommies!!!

SassyFemme said...

She has got THE most beautiful eyes!

Traci said...

What a precious, precious girl! I am a sucker for baby tushies! Aren't they too cute!?!!!

pat said...

What a little angel...

Sometimes I get to thinking I miss having little ones around -- especially babies.

But then I stop drinking and I'm past that. :)

Smiles are the BEST!

Kim said...

I finally got caught up on your blog and let me just say....what a beautiful little girl you 2 have! She's adorable!

sylvia said...

She is beutyfull!
I has been reading your blog for moths now. Im 35 weeks pregnant myself, and startet a english babyblog today. (http://babylife.wordpress.com/)

SJayneI said...

Hi girls! Just checking in to see if all was right in your world; we havne't heard anything from you in a while.