Originally uploaded by o&poecormier

…they abound.

her whole face lights up. i’d forgotten how nothing is quite so heart-melting as a baby’s first smiles.

someday, if the world is kind, she’ll flash this same cock-eyed grin – with teeth, we’re hoping teeth come with the package in good time – to some kindred soul, and maybe the earth will shift a little for one or both of them and that somebody, somewhere – maybe someone not even yet born – will taste a bit of this smitten silliness, this joy, that i feel when her eyes lock with mine and shine. i hope that for her. i really do.

but for the record, let it be known…mama was first.