Thursday, September 27, 2007


I maintain that our species has been sustained by babies' smiles. Those first smiles penetrate the fog of the first six weeks of parenting a newborn, and no doubt have saved many infants from being deposited curbside for, my Grandma would say, the gypsies to pick up. Violet has been gracing us with her already irresistible grin for a couple of weeks now. It's a powerful thing, that smile - prevailing over even the most sleepless of nights when she turns it on in the morning.

She's doing so well. We struggled with reflux for several weeks, but seem to have gotten it under control now. She's expected to outgrow it within a year, and in the meantime we'll manage it with meds. The reflux hasn't slowed her down a bit, though; she keeps growing, and growing . . . (check out those chins!) She interacts more with us and with her environment every day, recently starting to 'talk.' Of course her parents find her coos more captivating than any other conversation. Even at three o'clock in the morning.


Anonymous said...

Violet is adorable! I agree, her smile is captivating. She's a beautiful baby! I haven't called because I know how stressful the first few weeks can be and everytime I reach for the phone I wonder if this will be the ring that wakes Violet or Mom from the first real sleep in days. Anyway, just wanted to touch base and let you know that when you have a chance, give me a call or email me. You're in my thoughts.


Christine said...

What a beautiful little grin! And the giggles are right around the corner... Hope all is very well with your family and just wanted to compliment the beautiful knack for photography someone in that household has. Incredible!