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Little Baby Smiles

All experienced parents tell you that all the trials and tribulations of the first several weeks are worth it, and practically disappear from your memory as soon as your baby gives you his first real smile.

I don't know if my memory banks will be wiped completely clean, but I will say, now that Finn's started smiling, it really does light me up inside and out. He is just so darn adorable when he decides to break open a big wide smile that goes all the way up to the corners of his eyes, and reveals that little dimple on his left cheek. He's just recently started to purposefully smile--totally distinguishable from "practice" smiling or sleep grins. What's weird is that he'll even smile while he's spitting up (?!). (Sometimes, that is.)

Long live the baby smile! We love knowing that our boy is happy.

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It's not really a clean-swipe of the memory banks - smiles are more like down payments for all the sleepless nights and other inconveniences babies cause.

Curiously, the "payment" always seems to be at least sufficient :)

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