The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Afloat



I am so happy to report that my nose is above the waterline. It has taken a dip under a time or two, but since I foresaw eyeballs only above the line, I'm feeling pretty good. Bundle is 4 weeks old today, and it feels like I've never been without her. What a good baby. She has been our easiest baby by miles. I don't know if it's because I have mellowed out a great deal since we brought home Stomper, who was 4 lbs. 12 oz., 6 weeks early and born in the winter, (I was a little tense!), or if I've learned so much about baby care that I'm just better at it, or if Bundle is just naturally calm and a good sleeper. I think it's a combination of all of the above. (Okay, I have to admit that both Troy and I are a little alarmed by how little of Bitty's infancy we remember.) I'm just grateful that I get to enjoy Bundle as much as I do. And I SWEAR she is smiling regularly now. Anyway, things are good. Of course I do have those days where I'm all excited because everyone is dressed, I managed to shower and eat breakfast, and the dishes have not piled up beyond the top of the sink when I suddenly realize around mid-afternoon that I never brushed my teeth. But hey, that's still accomplishing an awful lot, even if I may be emitting offensive odors.


In an unrelated story I do have to report a statement made by Bitty. We were at her ballet class when I saw her doing a little mining. We've been doing battle over her booger consumption, but perhaps being in her lovely ballet clothes changed her image of herself because she pulled out a big gooey one, looked at it, handed it to me and stated, "Mom, this one is too yucky to eat." Whereupon the woman behind me promptly started choking.

5 comments:

Misty said...

Oh the booger thing! Makes me gag every time. And good for you, Rachel, for doing so well. My kids are out of the baby stage and there are days where we still don't get dressed until noon and have potato chips for breakfast. In fact, today Paige made banana floats for Elle and herself at 9am. When I walked in on their little party, I said, "Paige! We don't have ice cream for breakfast!" She calmly said, "Mom, we already had our breakfast."

Bella said...

i must admit...i just gagged reading about bitty's booger!! oh...she is a classic!

your baby does smile! bundle is beyond adorable! so glad to hear that she has been such an enjoyable baby. everybody needs at least one of those, right?

ghd3 said...

glad to hear that things are going so well. She is a sweet girl. Glad she's smiling and being such a good baby. our #3 is quite similar: mellow.

Love the bitty/ballet/booger story. Nice!

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

What a beautiful smile your little bundle has! I am glad that she is such a sweet and easy baby for you! I wish that I was closer so that I could meet her and help you out...
Love you!

Julie said...

I'm gagging & cracking up at the same time! You go girl!