Saturday, May 10, 2008

Smiley Face

Well, I think Nonna is having Avery withdrawals and needs a here it is! Avery is wearing an adorable dress that Charlie's mamaw bought for her.

In other VERY exciting news, I'm ECSTATIC to announce that Avery had her first 'social smile' on May 9, 2008. I was sitting in the recliner and she had been sleeping on me for about an hour and she started to wake up. She was staring straight at me with big, wide eyes and I was telling her how beautiful she is and how much I love her. She gave me the most beautiful, precious smile I've ever seen. A big, open mouthed social smile - followed by 2 more! I burst into tears. Ok, I know I'm pathetic. But smiling is one of the things we've been working on with the therapist and I was starting to get worried so I've been praying every day that God would let her smile and I would be sure it was a 'social smile'. And I've never been so sure. Isn't it amazing that he answers all the big prayers and all the small ones too? Thank you, Jesus! Now we're looking forward to (and praying for) that first coo!!!


Jami Ainsworth said...

That's awesome...sound like a wonderful mother's day gift from God and Avery. Children really do make the little/big things in life so much more precious.

Curran said...

I LOVE THE VIDEO! My goodness she is getting so big! Avery is just a doll. I can't wait to get my hands on here :-) Addison still thinks 'tummy time' means 'sleepy time'!