I can hardly believe that it has been one month since Abigail was born! She is doing very well. Gaining weight fine and seems to be pretty content with life. She still seems so small. I forgot how much I enjoy infants! :)
Caleb thinks she still smells like vanilla, but I finally figured out it's the pacifier they gave us at the hospital (pictured above). I'm not sure if I'm going to tell him, because he thinks it's the best thing in the world that she smelled that way. We're still waiting for her umbilical (or as Caleb called it, her "antennical") cord to come off. Update: I had Caleb smell Abigail and smell the pacifier. He says she still smells like vanilla and that it is not the pacifier.
We're still adjusting to having a baby in the house. There are a couple times a day that I envy the octopus and all its arms! I just do the best I can and many things have to wait at this point. I have to admit that I feel pressured, but trying not to let it get to me.
The boys still love to hold her and kiss her. It is so much fun to watch them interact with her. Samuel says, "I get it", when he's reaching for her. He still hasn't tried to call her by her name, it's just baby for now.
Richie "goo-goo and gaa-gaas" over her outfits most days. Last Sunday I put her first ribbon/headband on. I wasn't sure if it looked kind of silly, but he thought it was great! It kept falling off and he made me keep putting it back on her head. :) I suppose that's pretty typical of a daddy.
Abigail laughed in her sleep for the first time two nights ago. It was great! I can't wait until I can hear it every day!! She smiles every now and then (and no, it isn't gas!), but I will be glad when it occurs more often also. The first time she smiled at me was in the hospital right after I had just told her that I was so glad she was finally here.
She is a grunter and squealer just like her brothers were. I love to hear her during the day, it's the nights that I kind of wish there was volume control. :) She is so alert when she's awake, always taking everything in. It will be exciting to see what the next month brings!