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Smiles and coos

Stephen started smiling in late October. Well, he would smile from time to time before this but now he smiles on purpose. It's not just gas anymore. He has also started to coo. It's amazing how all of life's cares seem to fade when your child looks at you, smiles and coos.

I've realized some funny things since being a father.

I never thought I'd be excited to see poop. When you've got a gassy child, you get excited just hearing him fart, poop is icing on the cake.

I was standing in the checkout line at Wal-Mart the other day and found myself rocking back and forth. Then I realized that I didn't have the baby. I quickly stopped and glanced around to make sure no one was watching me. I can just imagine what the security camera monitors were thinking, "Hey Larry, we've got a new dad in aisle 3."