I've heard it said that a baby's first real smiles don't appear until about 6 weeks of age. I don't believe it. I am certain my little guy has been smiling at me for that last few days and he is only 3 weeks old. Mandy was also an early smiler, according to the norm. We were basking in her sweet smiles at about 2-3 weeks as well.
This smiling business is hard work. Holding his tiny hands takes no work at all.
The grasp of his tiny fingers feels like perfection.
Back to sleep he goes.
And yes, his hair looks redder and his eyes look bluer every day. Crazy.