I was holding you just now while checking emails with one hand when I looked down in time to catch you giving the biggest smile I've seen from you yet. And I swear, when I saw this, my heart stopped, my stomach did a happy flip, and tears sprung to my eyes.
"They" say newborn babies don't smile knowingly, but I'm calling "their" bluff. There have been many times in the three wonderful weeks you've been in our life that I've begun talking to you or laughed after a bit of silence, only to be rewarded with a beautiful smile from you. In that instant, I know you know me, that you remember being inside my belly hearing me talk and laugh during what was - up until now - the happiest time of my life. This is why the tears show in these moments, my sweet boy. Because now you are here and my life is filled with even more smiles.
You are my heart. Until there was you, I was aware of only half my ability to love.