The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Saturday, June 06, 2009

1 Night Down; 6,570 To Go



I think the first night home from the hospital is always the most daunting. I'm happy to report that not only did we make it safely home from the hospital but that we survived our first night. And I don't seem to be doing too much of that uncontrollable "I don't know why I'm crying!" thing. I hate that.

Troy and I actually convinced the hospital staff that we could walk home from the hospital - it is just across the street, and it seems ludicrous to have to drive. Troy brought our big stroller over with the connecting car seat. We packed up Bundle and headed out. Of course, that's when we realized that it was raining! Luckily the stroller has full coverage, so we were okay.

I was a little nervous about the night time. At the hospital, babies seem to sleep pretty well in their little plastic buckets, but I can never get them to sleep in a basinette. Besides, they seem to wake up right when you're ready to go to sleep. So last night, after Troy collapsed in a heap of exhaustion, Bundle and I snuggled, nursed and watched a video recommendation from a friend. If you have a new baby or are thinking of having a baby, you must watch this video. It's only like half an hour long, and I thought it had great new-baby advice. It's called "The Happiest Baby on the Block." I think it's actually a book, but there's a companion DVD - I just checked it out from the library and I'm excited to try a few things out. Thanks to watching the section on good swaddling, I think Bundle was a very happy bundle last night and we had pretty decent sleep. We'll see how tonight goes.

The kids are both darling as can be with their Bundle. Stomper loves holding and holding her. Bitty would prefer to just do things to her like get her dressed and trim her nails and give her her bink and on and on. Her comment today? "Mom! She's as cute as a pinkie!"

6 comments:

Nicole said...

you can tell your other kids are sure in love with their new sister! That's so sweet!

napalmbrain said...

I am sure that all postpartum mothers would like to applaud your walk home...even if it really is a stone's throw from front door to front door, it's quite an accomplishment for someone who just gave birth!
Yeah Rachel!
-Sheri

Kate Jefferies said...

Thumbs up! I'll have to check out that video...I've heard good things about it and I've been meaning to take a look. I hope the rest of your nights continue to go well!

Bella said...

sounds like you are all off to a perfect start! may you many good wonderful nights with your perfectly swaddled bundle! so cute!

Sparverius said...

Congratulations. And she is as cute as a pinkie.

luann said...

Way to go! Our little one has a habit of waking up just after I put her down for the night. It is frustrating, but I think she can't smell me anymore and wakes up. I started leaving the shirt I had worn that day in the crib so she could still smell me and it works more often than not. I think we are going to have some attachment issues with this one if she is needing to smell me 24/7!