With a new born, you talk to him/her and sit in amazement at their growth and development and wonder what their future will hold. Sahil is now 7 Â˝ weeks old and for the first time today at 10:30amâ€¦I got a smile from the little guy. Now many critics will say it was gas or just a facial tickâ€¦I am sorry folks but we did this several times and each time we spoke to him, he looked at us and smiledâ€¦the photo does justice to thisâ€¦and not obvious are the dimples to boot!
I think the significance of this is that it is the first two way response we have from the little guy and more importantly, we saw his first ever smile. In a world full of despair and challenges, there are equal triumphs and joysâ€¦actually, hope there are many more of the latter. This was the first ever smile of many to come in his long life timeâ€¦and we got to see the first ever. This is huge in the spectrum of the extraordinary in the ordinary! You canâ€™t see a child like this smile for the first time and not have an equally large smile on your faceâ€¦they are just contagious. The universe was kind to us today.
Just to add more to the mix, on the drive home today, Ishaan (my 3 year old) and I had a giggle fit in the car and both of us could not stop laughing. These are epic moments of the tummy holding kindâ€¦the best sort of tummy aches to have.
While one gave us the first ever smile, the other had a long lasting laugh ? Hope this post made you smile.