what a beautiful noise

He laughed today. Our Baby Genius laughed and laughed as he stared at his string of elephants above his changing table. I almost missed it because I was in the bathroom washing out a diaper while J changed him, but she called me in, and he kept laughing and laughing.

Until now, he has giggled only in his sleep. He had a fluke giggle-type-thing once in response to the same elephants, but this was unmistakable and conscious and so incredible. So as our boy laughed and laughed at those crazy elephants, I cried and cried. I have waited so long for this moment, and now I have a new favorite sound.

It certainly makes last night, our worst night of sleep yet, seem like a distant memory.

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6 responses to “what a beautiful noise

  1. Jen

    What a wonderful memory!

  2. Elephants are funny! A baby’s giggle is one of the most precious sounds! I’m so happy you were able to witness it. šŸ™‚

  3. The first time my daughter laughed I got tears in my eyes… it truly is an amazing sound.

  4. Awesome! Isn’t it funny how the “best sounds in the world” change over time? First it was hearing that tiny heartbeat, then then the first laugh, and in the future, the “I love you’s”. Wonderful stuff.

  5. poppycat

    I’m glad you didn’t miss it! So, so sweet.

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