One Smile Makes it All Worthwhile

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Brutal Truth… the last six weeks have been a hell of a learning curve. For some reason, I thought this “Mommy Thing” would be easier. I have been peed, pooped, and puked on. I have had a tiny human screaming at me, at all hours of the day (and night)… sometimes for no apparent reason. I have made a million bottles, lost countless hours of sleep, and missed an embarrassing number of showers. I have been frustrated to the point of tears. There really is NO user manual for babies. No one can tell you what will make your baby stop crying, sleep, or just be happy.

Well… today made all of the pain and suffering COMPLETELY worthwhile. Today, Munchie started smiling. Not just once… but a LOT. I spent most of the day just being silly, so I could see him smile. I am pretty sure we are on the verge of laughter… and I can’t wait!!! To see this little guy HAPPY makes my heart all warm and fuzzy. I will absolutely keep changing diapers and pumping out bottles to see more smiles. The crying still sucks, but knowing I will eventually get to see Alex crack a smile… well… it just makes everything a little bit more tolerable.

Huzzah for smiles!!! I am so much more excited about this milestone than I could have ever imagined!

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