Thursday, November 13, 2008

pleasure

I've never heard of a greater infant smiler than my own wee man. Every feeding is followed by sleepy bliss and slow-crawling smiles, and I can often coax them out by kissing his cheeks. My baby books may disagree, but my Reuben knows pleasure and quick smiles are part of his code. I've spent much time trying to catch one; these just-off-peak blurs are my best evidence:

10 comments:

sallyavena said...

Sophia says he looks like Marian and the kids are saying "He must be a wild Goate". I am now under the opinion that smiley babies are a reward, for what I'm not sure, but I sure am enjoying the fact that Clara is so easy to smile:)

Elise said...

Oh, he is beautiful!!! I am so happy for your wonderful family! I only wish I could be there to share just like you were able to share with us our new little bundle! Savor away!

Braden and Meredith said...

Yes, those are definitely smiles! The books are wrong and this is proof positive. Leave it to you all to break a rule in such a delightful way that makes everyone feel so good!

nweames said...

Such a beautiful baby! I love his smiles! Just shows he is in a wonderful family.

Mindy said...

Oh: I love it.

Jessicajw said...

I am glad you have so many great pictures of Reuben. But, I just can't handle all the cuteness & the smiles. I am finally getting anxious to have another baby even though I keeping fighting the feeling. And Joseph is just so excited that I have changed my mind.

Ems said...

valerie I didn't even know you were pregnant!! my oh my, my heart almost burst when I just now saw some pictures on facebook (which lead me to here). I think about your cute little family all the time, so this is such delightful news even if I am 9 months behind. a healthy congratulations woman to you and yours.

Preece Family! said...

Adorable!

mimi said...

oh valerie, how absolutely wonderful.......

Jennifer Tassainer said...

Congratulations!! He is precious! I didn't even realize he had already arrived...thank heaven for blogs!