3/6/13

Ralph giggles, and all is right with the world.

I remember it being around the 6-8 week mark of Ralphie's little life that I started to experience a slight case of the baby blues. I was so tired, and all Ralph did was eat, sleep, and cry. I was sort of afraid my baby didn't like me? And then, suddenly, finally, he started to smile. That was all it took for the chaos in my new mom brain to level out. His gummy grin boosted my confidence, and I did everything I could to get him to do it again and again and again.

Yesterday was dumb. It was the kind of day where nothing was going right. I was stressed, and Ralph was fussy and didn't want to nap. By the time Ryan got home I was totally crying. He kindly took over the fussy baby situation so I could have a minute to myself and clear my head -- and then I heard Ralph's first real belly laughs coming from the living room.

Magic.

{I was on the phone with my mom when this happened, so please enjoy listening to me try to explain to her what was happening, while also trying to watch my baby laugh for the first time, while also trying to record the whole thing on Ryan's phone. I say AWWW a lot. It's totally fine.}

12 comments:

  1. Oh my word! He's got a great baby laugh. Thanks for sharing!
    I remember the day my Gus belly laughed for the first time. One of the best days of motherhood ever. And now at 7 months old, days are filled with his laughter. So good!
    Congratulations, Mama!

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    1. Thanks Jenna! Gus, that is a gooooood name. :)

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  2. I think I might be Ralph's biggest internet fan. This was great. :)

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  3. this is so cute. ava's first proper laugh was not that long ago, in the bath. it was one of the best days :)

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  4. And that is what makes it all worth it. I had the volume down due to a sleeping baby, but those excited squirmy limbs and pure joy on Ralph's face were all I needed to break out the "awwwws".

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  5. Amelia! Ralphie is the sweetest thing! (is it okay if I maybe cried a little? I maybe cried a little, this is so happy ;)

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  6. Toooo cute! And not to be weird or anything, but that is not what I would have guess your voice sounds like at all! Hearing bloggers talk is always so weird... kind of like when you read a book and picture a character one way and then they are cast completely differently in the movie. Thanks for sharing this moment. It was so sweet to hear the excitement in your voice, that is one cute kid you've got there :)

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    1. Nooooo, I totally know what you mean! Hearing bloggers speak for the first time always throws me for a loop too. It's never how I imagine it. Hope my high-pitched voice and Wisconsin accent didn't scare too many people away. ;)

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