Baby Giggles!

At 3 ½ months and 3 days my little baby Oliver giggled!  Then I squealed with delight and cried!  2 points Ollie, no points mom.  

A few days ago Oliver tried to giggle but made some crazy grunting noise and then fussed.  I knew he was trying to giggle, but unfortunately he didn’t understand what was going on so he got frustrated, grunted then whined.  Still, even that was cute.  This also let me know the giggles were coming!  So I spent everyday since doing everything I could to get this boy to giggle.  I laughed at him, tickled him, made funny faces, begged him, you name it daddy and I tried it. 

Yesterday while we were sitting on the couch, I laid him on my chest to nap (my absolute favorite!) but he was not interested.  I lifted him up and sat him on my knees.  He looked in my eyes and smiled.  I said, “Oh I love you so much!”  He smiled even bigger which made me laugh, because he was so freaking cute!  Then he smiled bigger and kicked out a little.  This made me laugh,  then out of nowhere, he did too!  Two little giggle-grunts.  OH MY GOD IT WAS AMAZING!!

I called for dad to come watch.  The three of us looked like a pack of goofs sitting on the couch laughing at each other.  It was that infectious laughing where we all just laughed at each other laughing.  I cried proud mommy tears. I think dad dropped a tear too.  By the time we had gotten all of the giggles out of Ollie, my cheeks physically hurt from smiling and laughing!

Oliver’s giggles are the answer to world peace. Now all I want to do is make him giggle,  it’s beyond awesome!  The only problem is that since he is still unsure of what he is doing, getting him to giggle it is not that easy… yet!  Still, I have a blast trying and regardless he smiles big through it all.

Oh, my goodness y’all, a baby laughing is really the sweetest most beautiful thing.  And when it’s your own… the world stands still…

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Kiwi mum said...

Aw yay that is so cool! Baby laughs are seriously addictive - fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) my parenting style seems to be a cause for hilarity as bub has been letting loose a few giggles here and there. And sadly, I've been suckered in far enough to try and get my fix any time, anywhere - today I caught myself making stupid faces and noises in the middle of the mall to coax a laugh out of him!
I'm sure Oliver will be laughing constantly before you know it - here's hoping it's with ya not at ya! :-D

Alissa said...

Baby giggles are the best!! James just found his giggle last week. I discovered it during changing time because he loves being tickled! So much so that he'll raise is little arms over his head so that I can tickle his armpits and I get the belly laugh out of him. The funny thing is, is that he'll only do it for me :) When my hubby tries he'll just get a tiny smirk out of the little guy.

Unknown said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Albeit jealous, but so happy! Those sounds make all the frustrations worthwhile :)

Anonymous said...

There is nothing in this world that can compete with a baby's laughter. It is the most amazing sound I think we will ever hear in our life... pure happiness.

Claire said...

Rambler found her laugh a few weeks back. But I was a bit hurt when she started laughing at me dancing while making dinner yesterday :( I seem to have made the move from MILF to embarrassing mum dancing. Thought that wasn't suppose to happen until they where older!