The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Celebrating the First Week


Well, it's starting to happen. No matter what, you can't stop time from flying by. Already a whole week has gone by since we welcomed Bundle into our family. She's still tiny and sweet and small, but I know that stage will keep on slipping away. I do look forward to all that's ahead - the smiles, laughs, holding her head up, making more cute noises - those are wonderful things. But no matter how much you treasure any moment in your life, no matter how carefully you savor and enjoy it, you can't keep it. You can't hang on to it! It's kind of sad. Maybe in heaven we can have some of these times back. Having Bundle around has sent me back in time repeatedly to Bitty's arrival, so much so that I often call Bundle by Bitty's name. I have opened up the scrapbooks from both kids to try to remember more clearly their infancies. What tender times. I sure am loving and enjoying Tiny Bundle. I'll have to change her web name soon, I know.

So far things are going really well. I know that as babies get older they can get more fussy and maybe start sleeping less at night than they do right now. I'll cope with all of that when it comes and for now just enjoy the fact that I'm not nearly as sleep deprived as I expected to be - partly due to the fact that Bundle sleeps well at night, and partly due to the fact that I'm surrounded by terrific people who entertain my children while I catch a nap here and there. Thank you!

Other things I'm grateful for? The kids adore their sister, and Troy is the most wonderful husband ever. It's a little hard for daddies to have new babies around, I think. We've taken to calling Troy "Farm Boy" because he fetches so many things for me, and for that I'm grateful. He is willing to get me anything from a drink of water while I'm nursing to running to Babies-R-Us at 7:00 in the evening to get us a bouncy seat. (I had a little melt-down moment when I was feeling like I didn't have anyplace I could set Bundle down for a few minutes - she wasn't loving the car seat or bassinet - and he fetched me a bouncy seat that moment.) Thank you, Troy. And I'm now very grateful for said Bouncy Seat because it gives me 20 minute chunks of time in which I can shower, slick up the kitchen, get food for the kids or whatever. Thank you, bouncy seat, and thank you, Bundle, for sitting in it.



A couple of funnies from Bitty -

There has been much interest/questioning/discussion regarding nursing babies. Bitty, who is not a 'dolly' kind of girl, has taken to holding a dolly, carrying it around, putting it down for a nap, and changing its diaper. She has drawn the limit at nursing, however. She pulled up her shirt and started to pretend to feed her dolly when she paused with a look of deep thought on her face and said, "I think I'd rather give my dolly a bottle." A littler unnerving there, honey?

The other evening Troy was trying to get her to put something away and go to bed. I think it was a pencil or something sharp like that. She started running through the house and Troy hollered out, "No running! Just walking!" She stopped and said, "Uh, how about tiptoeing?" I guess that's a reasonable substitute. Heaven forbid you actually walk anywhere!

11 comments:

tiffrsmith said...

I'm so impressed with your super-diligent blogging. What a sweet time in your life. It does fly by, doesn't it/

Melissa said...

I'm feeling a little sad myself with how quickly my little bundle is growing - but still working to really enjoy and appreciate it!

Misty said...

Beautiful Bundle! Love the chocolate brown cozy looking blanket she's laying on. Those are good times, Rach. :)

Windybrook Spinner said...

Look at that darling bundle! What a cute baby. I'm glad Stomper and Bitty are doing well with her. My kids really didn't have any issues with Tater either, which was so nice. One less trauma to worry about/deal with. I love the bottle story, though. Peep was all about nursing her dolls. Too funny.

Burts said...

lol! Adam was very curious just like Romney with the nursing thing. And he is a boy. He would pull up his shirt on occasion in confusion. Gotta love kids. It sounds like Romney is becoming the dolly type. I have a really cute book I should drop off to you. It is one of those old Golden Books that has a sweet story about a little girl Romney's age with a doll who is helping mommy and her new baby brother.

Bella said...

wow! is stomper a proud big brother or what? and bitty's 'gems of knowledge' are just too funny! i'm so glad you are able to enjoy some sleep! and yeah for troy!!!!!!!!

Teresa said...

Darling! Congrats on the new little one!

Swimmingmom said...

wow, she looks so different all ready. So so adorable. So good for me to read what you have to share as I prepare for a new one next week (hopefully). I haven't even processe explaning nursing to my 2 1/2 yr. old. I'm just hoping it all works out somehow! Glad you are getting some rest and hurray for the bouncy seat!

Lainey said...

What a sweet baby...and husband...and kids. I love how you put into words the feelings of that first week... when they are growing too fast. Thanks for sharing! And I am very happy you have a bouncer too!

steph said...

Sometimes I find myself getting stressed that I'm not enjoying every millisecond of baby moments, but Dave always points out that by doing that I am actually missing more... I guess I just have to take things one day at a time, (good advice as usual from Dave.)

Bethany D. said...

Rachel, she's just beautiful.