You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.
Sometime early in September of 2006 Ryan began smiling. On the 6th we were finally able to catch one of those bright rays of sunshine on film for the first time. To me, he looked like a totally different baby when he smiled. His smiles became contagious and it was (and still is) hard to look at his smiling face and not smile back or give him what he wants.
Since then, most people who have met Ryan have commented on what a happy baby he is. I think it is because he smiles so much. The next sagas in Ryan's smile...when it turns from a gummy toothless grin into a dazzling smile complete with chompers and when the grin is accompanied with an infectious giggle.