The First Smile

The moment you see the positive line on your pregnancy test is when all the milestones begin and they don't ever seem to end. There's always the next milestone to look forward to and every one of them is just as important and as special as the last.

When I was pregnant I read and heard every bit of advise under the sun, from what to use on babies bum through to how to swaddle and so on. I felt like my head was going to explode with all this information thrown at me and I naively felt prepared but once he arrived I thought
what do I do now?!

In those first few weeks I second guessed every tiny little thing that I did and I was constantly on google making sure I was doing everything the "right" way. I was continuously doubting myself and if I could turn back the clock now I would go back and tell myself "
relax, you're doing fine!"

It was as if Noah wanted to tell me that exact same sentiment because just before he turned 6 weeks old he gave me the biggest smile and I'll never ever forget it. I couldn't even if I tried cause I even managed to get it on video and I'm so thankful that I did. You can hear it in my voice how much that moment and that milestone meant to me and it's one of my favourite memories, ever.

So Mummy's and Daddy's if you ever feel like I did and sometimes still do just know that it's perfectly normal and it's just us striving to be the best parent we canbe. Believe in yourself and follow your instincts and I promise you'll get that confirmation too in your little ones smile.

- This post is my entry to the Tots100/Waterwipes Challenge. 


  1. This is so true
    My neice is expecting her first baby and I try to res sure her as much as I can -

  2. This is so true
    My neice is expecting her first baby and I try to res sure her as much as I can -

  3. Ah, yes. The 'Googling Mother' syndrome! Most develop it in the early days!
    Another gorgeous photograph. Thanks.

  4. I remember when I had my first I was googling everything even the colour of his poo lol and when he first smiled I tried and tried to get him to smile again just to make sure it wasn't wind lol

  5. Just so gorgeous and I think alot of new mums have doubts but all works out

  6. The first smile is so Delightful.

    Rachel Craig