Monday, May 31, 2010

1 month!

Abby turned 1 month old last week and we can hardly believe it. Here are some new pictures to show you what she has been up to.

Her daddy got her a Blue's Clues DVD to help stimulate her mind. She looks pretty cute watching it in her bouncer seat. We also have her listening Beethoven's symphonies and piano concertos as well as other good music. She is very alert and we can tell already that she will be a bright little girl.She also had pumped milk from a bottle for the first time. Her silly daddy took it out of the fridge and fed it to her cold... and she loved it! We are pretty sure she is the most easy going baby around. And we are thrilled she took the bottle with no problem.
She had her first little cold. Her mom had a stuffy nose and Abby unfortunately got one as well. It was so sad to see her sick, but she was still amazingly calm and happy. In an effort to keep her upright, we had a her sleep in her bouncer for a few nights. She loves that thing, especially the soothing vibrations it does. One night she slept in it for 6 hours without waking up!

AND... drumroll...
Abby learned how to smile! Her first real smile was on May 23 while her mom was holding her. Her dad did not see it and refused to believe that she did it. But the next day, she did one for him. We have tried many attempts to photograph/video her smiles and it has been quite difficult. Here are our best efforts.

The very beginning of a smile.

Almost all the way, but not quite the full effect. She has the biggest gummy grin and we will keep trying to capture it.

Here's a few more cute photos of her!
Thanks to Uncle Mike and Aunt Emily who made her Beatles 'Help!' shirt. I like this one because it is like she is posing along with them.

Her artistic bath picture thanks to Aunt Annie. Notice the reflection as well as the large belly. She is really starting to chub up. We think she is over 8 pounds now!

And here she is just being the sweet girl that she is!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Abigail is 3 weeks old now, and she is starting to learn more about the new world she inhabits. She is now starting to learn to look for sounds that she hears, which is pretty exciting. Below is a video that demonstrates this new skill!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our Sweet Baby Girl

Our little Abigail is almost 3 weeks old! She is doing very well. We took her to the doctor on Monday and she weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz. She is still tiny, but considering she was only 6 lbs. 1 oz. when we left the hospital, the doctor was very pleased with her progress. She eats well and is a great sleeper. At a week old, she began sleeping 3-4 hours in the night! She is such a calm baby and we simply love her. She brings so much joy into our home. Abby has had many visitors including Grandma and Grandpa Bishop, Grandma Pratt (who shares her birthday), great-grandparents, and aunts. Everyone loves to hold her and she loves to be held. She is enjoying new things every day such as "tummy time", riding in the car, going for a walk in her stroller, and she had her first real bath this evening. We have accumulated many pictures of our little girl in the past two and a half weeks. Here are a few to show you how dang cute she is.
Coming home from the hospital
Floor time
Dad picked out these jammiesJust hanging out
Going for her first walk
Having her first real bath

Believe it or not, she is even cuter in person! Stay tuned to more pictures as she continues to grow and change.