Abbey and I had our first conversation. Why such the thrill? J had the two most time consuming rotations back to back the last two months so it's been just the kid and me. She's been waking up around 5 when J leaves so I just bring her to bed with me. When she woke up later she said:
Me: Where is Daddy?
Abbey: I duh know. Where Daddy?
Me: He's at work.
Abbey: I want Daddy.
Me: I know, me too.
Then yesterday she needed something so I started the process to peel myself off the floor (the belly is starting to impede.) I must have looked annoyed that I had to get up because she came over and put her little hand on my shoulder and said "Need hug?" At first I couldn't tell what she said because she's never said something like that before but, yes, yes in fact, I do.