I have a new nephew, a cute little guy with a head full of hair, born about two weeks ago.
My sister-in-law recently texted a picture of him smiling at us.
Totes adorbs, but did you know that he’s not REALLY smiling?
Babies don’t reward all your hard work, sleepless nights and constant care with a genuine grin or coo until about six weeks of age. Despite how hard your mother-in-law might protest, yes, it’s just gas or an involuntary reflex.
That doesn’t mean baby can’t be happy or content or even grace you with what looks like a smile, especially if he’s sleeping. In reality, the purposeful expression of happiness will come in a few weeks. Hang in there, Mom and Dad. He’ll be smiling at you for years to come.