Benjamin is an unbelievably happy, smiley guy. His early “social smiles” (first appearing at around 3 weeks!) were mainly reserved for his self-proclaimed best friend, Oliver. Within days, however, he was smiling at everyone and everything. It is rare to go in to the room to get him up after his nap and not find him smiling away in his bassinet. And, a sly smile and a chuck of his chin is almost always enough to turn one of his mini-meltdowns (which really only happen when he is either hungry or tired) into a fit of giggles.
The most amazing thing is that he smiles with his whole face, his whole body. His eyes light up, his shoulders scrunch, and his feet start kicking away. His gummy grins are contagious in the truest sense — it is impossible not to smile back. He really is “our sunshine.”