Friday, December 21, 2012

And the tears have come in...

Just one of the fascinating facts you learn about babies is that their tear ducts become functional only somewhere between 1 to 4 months of age - which essentially means that when they cry before that, its tear-less. Imagine, of all the homework I did on neonates, I got to know of this only after Manya was born. 

So while I cannot document her first cry or first smile - simply because the first thing she ever did was cry; and as for her smiling, she has been doing that since the day she was born: in her dreams, because of her gassiness, and only very lately in response to people - I can definitely record the date of her first tears. 

Three days ago - on 18th December - our princess, poked her nose a little too harshly and slowly her eyes welled up with water and one tiny drop from each eye slid down. Awwww, it was heart warming and heart breaking at the same time. 

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