Wordless Wednesday AND Wordful Wednesday: First Captured Smile

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This week I decided to combine both Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday because this photo was just too special not to tell about!

First Captured Smile

Since my daughter was born in January 2009, she has blessed me daily with quick, heartfelt smiles. And daily I have tried to capture them on camera. But as quickly as they appeared, they disappeared.

Until this past Monday when I caught one just before it disappeared.

I've been a mom for 17 years. Until January, I was a mom to only boys - three of them. And while I cherished their every smile, there is just something about seeing your daughter's face light up.

Maybe it's because I never expected to have a daughter. Maybe it's because a void has been filled. Maybe it's because she was a miracle baby.

Maybe it's simply because....she's my daughter.

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39 chatted about this topic:

Nellie Butler March 18, 2009 at 8:35 AM  

She's beautiful! I have one boy, three girls. Haha. My first was the boy though. I love them all, and I know exactly what you mean about trying so hard to capture those first smiles on camera.

Anonymous,  March 18, 2009 at 8:57 AM  

Oh, how I DO understand this! I have 2 boys, which has been a wonderful blessing! However, I yearn for a GIRL. Maybe God will ba gless me with girl next time???

Popcorn House March 18, 2009 at 8:57 AM  

What a great picture. She is sooo cute. WOW, she has lots of hair too. None of our five kids ever started out with that much hair.

Momma March 18, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

she is so beautiful!!! and it is amazing how fast that first year slips away. take all the pics you can!

Anonymous,  March 18, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

She is very beautiful and yes those smiles can be very hard to catch. Well done.

Faith March 18, 2009 at 9:36 AM  

I remember stalking my kids when they were that little trying to get a smile on camera .. She is too cute!

Anonymous,  March 18, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

So sweet - congratulations on finally catching that smile!

Shannon @ Potamus Prefers March 18, 2009 at 10:22 AM  

What a beautiful baby... I love it when that smile can finally be caught!

Ryan@Cool Dad Central March 18, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

Yeah, those are the best. Their smiles always make you feel good.

Miranda March 18, 2009 at 11:07 AM  

Love those sweet cheeks!!

CallansMama March 18, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

So precious! I am hoping this baby coming is a girl, since we already have a boy. :)

Susan March 18, 2009 at 11:19 AM  

Awww, priceless. She is so cute and I love her hair! I have 3 boys myself. Sadly I will never get to experience having a girl.

tara March 18, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

What an absolute sweetheart, such a precious picture!

Candice March 18, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

What a gorgeous little girl you have. I totally know what you mean about the smiles. I was armed with my camera 24/7 to cath my babies smiling. I loved it.

BTW, look at all of that hair! I had bald babies so I never experienced what that was like.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

One Mom, Five Kids March 18, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

What a blessing! I think mothers and daughters have a special relationship - just like daddy's and daughters. I'm not saying there isn't anything special about the sons - there is lots special about the sons - just something different about the daughters.

noreen March 18, 2009 at 12:37 PM  

so sweet. I remember trying to catch those first fleeting smiles. Princess A was asleep the first time she smiled.

Sue March 18, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

So special! To finally get it captured. What a cute little baby girl. Congratulations.

Jennifer March 18, 2009 at 1:43 PM  

Your daughter is so cute, and such a sweet smile.

4 Lettre Words March 18, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

I am a sucker for crazy dark hair! She is an absolute doll!!!

A Psych Mommy March 18, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

Aww! I know how hard it is to capture that smile! I think it took us a couple of weeks!

Sarah @ Mom Balance March 18, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

My newest daughter was also a January baby - and I've tried and tried to catch a smile on camera too! What a cutie - and a great head of hair!

Carey March 18, 2009 at 4:56 PM  

She's very sweet, and look at all that hair!

Lindsey March 18, 2009 at 6:47 PM  

Aw, so sweet! :-) I know exactly what you mean, there is nothing like waking up in the morning to my daughter's smiles and squeals. :-) But after three boys (as wonderful as they are), it must be more precious. :-)

Thank you for having my button in your sidebar, too by the way! :-) My address has changed to http://kindredspiritreviews.blogspot.com not long ago.

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." March 18, 2009 at 6:54 PM  

She's a little beauty! Just look at her face glow. :) (I'm hoping to have a girl next.)

bassackwards mom March 18, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

that's adorable. those are the ones that make your heart melt...

pam March 18, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

What a beautiful girl!! You are blessed.

Andrea March 18, 2009 at 9:26 PM  

Aww! That is the cutest 'lil grin!

piece of me March 18, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

How sweet is that!? Look at that hair!

~Sandy~ March 18, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

What a beautiful first smile...it's the best :O) thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy WW!!!!

The Blonde Diaries March 19, 2009 at 12:01 AM  

What a QT! and that hair it is so long.

Simply Sara March 20, 2009 at 12:42 AM  

What a sweetheart!
She is just perfect.Thanks for sharing her smile and the story that makes it so special :)

Rachel March 20, 2009 at 7:45 AM  

She looks adorable.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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