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I thought Bun Bun’s first smile would be like the sun appearing from behind a cloud–you know, with angels singing and so forth? But no. It turns out it’s a lot like feeling her move for the first time. There’s a certain amount of OH! WAS THAT IT?! IS SHE SMILING!?! Oooo! Oooo! And then I’d palpate her belly to see if she was instead straining to take a shit. Romantic, huh? But while not as black and white as I expected, it has certainly happened, and is certainly a magical thing.

So then I tried to capture it on film. After about 50 shots, this was a close as I could get.

Skeptical. Vaguely annoyed. Thinking, Mama is tiresome. Almost like happy, right?

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  1. Oak #

    That is one darling little Bun. I love the round, little face and the skeptical expression. In about two weeks you'll be getting smiles all the time and have plenty of photos! And just wait…the first giggle…ah, joy!

    June 28, 2011
  2. She is so completely perfect. How dear, how sweet.

    June 28, 2011
  3. JB #

    The first smiles are kind of smirkish. Once she gets the hang of it, she'll be a grinning fool. And you will be dancing like a monkey on crack trying to make her smile all the time. Trust.

    June 28, 2011
  4. She is so, so cute!

    June 28, 2011
  5. She is beautiful!!! Love all that hair!! This is the first of many times that she will make a flat liar out of you. You SEE her do it, try to get a pic/tell hubby to come quickly, etc. to see–then, nothing. Ugh. Little kids–they're smart, they are!

    June 28, 2011
  6. AL #

    Such a cutie! It's so hard to capture the smiles on camera, as soon as I bring it up, the smile disappears!! Hope you get many more smiles soon 🙂

    June 28, 2011
  7. She's so cute! I love it – smilish!

    June 28, 2011
  8. I love your little BunBun and her sorta kinda half smiley face.

    June 28, 2011
  9. Aww… love this.

    June 28, 2011
  10. Yeah I got a lot of pictures that look like that. Plus a bunch with him with one fist over his head–"look everyone my son is the worlds smallest whitest black panther!" no one found that funny except me. Now I swears he stops smiling when the camera comes out.

    June 28, 2011
  11. Awwwww….cute! Those smiles get more and more frequent by the day. Love them!

    June 28, 2011
  12. I believe she is sending a deep joy via telepathy to your soul, or about to fart. Hard to say. I will go with joy for now and will trust your smell to judge otherwise.You know, all seriousness, that she is gonna bust loose any day and make a living as a stand up baby comedian? Her sense of humor is going to be grand and her Audience HUGE. Well, maybe as big as your followers, but what other mother can lay claim to charmed audience here? Thats right. I cannot wait.PS. I have this fantasy where I get to introduce you to the Clueless' and let you be your bad self. No murdering needed as they will feel the intensity of their stupidity with the strength of a thousand burning suns. Or the equivalent wattage in bun bun's smiles. 🙂

    June 29, 2011
  13. 🙂

    June 29, 2011
  14. cgd #

    so glad you posted a pic, I've been itching to see that little face 🙂

    June 29, 2011
  15. Oh my, is that child ever beautiful! Thank you for that beautiful smile, Bun Bun.

    June 30, 2011
  16. How much do you love that fencer pose too, huh?

    June 30, 2011
  17. What a doll! 🙂 It's funny, now that he's such an expressive baby I almost can't remember a time when Arlo wasn't all smiley and chatty.

    June 30, 2011
  18. I see the leftover twinkle in those blue eyes. And those lips are scrumptious.

    July 22, 2011

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