Every parent gets excited when their child reaches certain firsts. The first time they hold their head up, crawl, walk, smile etc. I feel as a parent of a child with DS those first milestones mean so much more. Our developmental interventionist asked us if Piper was smiling yet. At first it was hard to differentiate between a gas smile and a genuine smile. I am so pleased to say that I now know the difference and Piper is smiling. I don’t know exactly when her first smile was but I have been able to see many more since. Every time she gives us a cheeky little smile it warms us up inside, knowing that right now she is a very happy baby.