At 2 months, Odin (or Odie as we've been calling him) has finally had his 'hello moment'. It's like he's woken up and begun to realize he is part of a world filled colours, sights, sounds, smells, and people who love him. For the first several weeks I felt like he had only 2 emotions - negative (unhappy, cold, wet, tired) which would be very clearly expressed by tears, quivering bottom lip, frowns and whimpers, and neutral, which would be expressed with a straight-faced stare. Now he has developed the highly anticipated third emotion - positive! I wouldn't go as far to say that he is actually expressing happiness - but he can now stare directly at your face and SMILE, grin and coo in a delightful way. It's the best, especially when it is directed at his big brother who absolutely adores Odin and basks in the reward of a smile.
|Brother bonding time|
And now for a Halloween picture. Odin was wrapped up in dad's arms fast asleep while we were trick or treating but Caleb was really into it. Dressed as Darth Vader, he hit the streets knowing he could scare anyone (except, in Cale's words 'people who are fearless'). He was happy to pose for some actions shots for me and asked, very sincerely, if I could tell that he was smiling under his mask. Too cute.
|Halloween morning action shots with his glow stick lightsaber (Darth is still in his pjs)|