"Happiness is like a butterfly;the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder."-Thoreau

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Abby is the greatest baby ever

Cindy and I have the greatest baby ever. In the past 10 weeks I have seen her grow and change so much. I love to see her little smile and the way she likes to try and eat her hands. She has started to slobber and drool a bit but I think it is the best mess I've ever seen. Her poots and poops are starting to stink a bit more but changing diapers isn't so bad when it's Abby. She and I like to spend some time on Saturday mornings together while Cindy sleeps and talk about what's going on in Abby's world. She likes to have her diaper off and kick her legs wildly when I talk to her. Her hair is usually a mess and sticks up everywhere, espically when she wakes up. Cindy laughs at us on Saturday mornings since our hair looks similar in style. She has to take medicine for acid reflux but she really loves to take it since she gets and ounce of apple juice with it. I've found my back doesn't hurt or get as tight as it once did when I hold her. Now I feel like I can hold here and play for hours. She's still little, but it's funny when the clothes she wore a few weeks ago do not fit anymore. I still like for her to fall asleep on my chest or in my arms. There's something comforting about knowing she feels comfortable enough to fall asleep with me. I love that she still gets the hiccups, but it's not as fun at 3am when she can't go back to sleep. I love that she still likes to grab one of my fingers when she takes a bottle. I love the smell of her after a bath when Cindy puts her apricot lotion on her. I still call her Possum, Turkey and Tater but I'll stop when she knows what they are. I still hate the bird at the window. But most of all, I still love being married to Cindy and having a great family to come home to everyday!


Melanie said...

I love hearing your take on Abby, Heth. Just wait until she gets older. You think you love her now??? Man, it's amazing how your love grows for these little ones. Enjoy this first year. Cherish every moment. When Abby starts walking, those cuddle times get fewer and fewer, but more precious and precious. Man, I'm glad I found your blog!!! It's good to hear from you, even if it's through blogger!

Courtney said...

Great post, Heth. I'm so glad you're enjoying being a daddy. Doesn't sound like you are, but don't be scared of anything! Just jump in there and do everything for that sweet little bundle of yours. And, Mel's right...cherish it all.