This baby is incredibly tiny. He’s not really, since he is pretty much exactly average for babies (he was 7 pounds, 7 ounces), but to me he is TINY. My last two babies were over nine pounds, and Ari, my next smallest, was a full pound bigger than Abe. I kept expecting the nurses at the hospital to comment about how little he is, which, of course, they didn’t, because they see babies that size (and smaller!) all the time. But I cannot get over his scrawny little legs. I love them.
Things are going swimmingly thus far. We came home on Friday afternoon, and we’ve mostly been hanging out here, doing not a whole lot except staring at the baby since then. We’ll see how things go when Dave goes back to work (Thursday. eek!)
Thanks to everyone here for the nice welcome for him and to everyone in real life for all the food, gifts, and help with the older kids. We and Abe are lucky to have you all!
I’m feeling a little panicky about taking pictures of him because he’s going to get big SO FAST. I should have been borrowing newborns to practice on for the past few months. But I’m doing my best. Here are a few of my favorites so far: