Brooklyn has been smiling intentionally since she was about two weeks old. It does my soul good to see her smile because there has also been a lot of crying with her. I'm not one of those women blessed with ease in the area of breastfeeding and it is a struggle for me, and therefore for my kids as well. But then there are days when a feed or two goes well and she sleeps peacefully and then she smiles. It does a tired mother good to see smiles. Both of my girls have great smiles and did right from the beginning. Smiles that include their eyes and their whole face. Isabella's smile is still just as adorable as the first time she flashed it at me, and I am terribly excited to look forward to a lifetime of their smiles. I'll probably be a bit jealous when they smile at someone else more than at me, but for now I'll just gobble them up and snap a zillion pictures to remember when I was the center of their universe.