Then one morning we were playing on the activity mat in early morning light and his little face just broke out into the biggest grin I had ever seen. I froze and tears sprung to my eyes. I immediately knew all those other smiles I had seen were not the real thing and this was IT. I couldn't take my eyes off that precious face with a huge grin on it and luckily for me, once Bo started smiling he didn't stop.
I ran downstairs to get my camera and hoped that this new trick wasn't going anywhere. I could not get enough of this new happy little face. Now, nearly 3 weeks of big, eye-crinkling, gummy smiles later, it is just as sweet as the first time I saw it. I have loved my son the moment I laid eyes on that pink wrinkled body, but it literally makes my heart explode in my chest when I see his face crack into a smile.
It's the best thing I've ever seen in my life.