Wednesday, October 15, 2008


BG is 3 months, 1 week and 1 day old.

My daughter just mimicked me and said, "Hi." and smiled at me. I know it's not a real word yet; she's too young but that was a much needed "Hi."

I've been on baby duty since 4am by myself and I'm beat but need to be strong for my daughter.

"Hi, BG." Thanks for giving mom a little more gas in her empty tank.

BG had this whopper of a sticky booger in her left nostril yesterday. Usually, I try to avoid using the suction bulb doodad as I’m sure it’s not the greatest feeling when performed. My plan of attack for BG’s boogies is to warm a soft paper cloth towel, gently wipe around the outside of her nostrils and if it’s within my finger’s reach, I try to grab the sucker. If it’s really deep in there and blocking her, I’ll use the doodad. If it’s not bothering her, I let it be.

Yesterday, everytime she exhaled, this thing popped out like it was toying with me. Unfortunately, BG would suck it back in with her inhalation and as she became more aware of what I was doing, her breathing became more rapid so this thing was popping in and out of her nostril so quickly that I couldn’t grab a hold of it. So, I reached for the bulb however this bad boy was not letting go without some serious intervention. I finally got it out with my moist tissue.

Sadly, I thought this would be the highlight of my day, you know the kind of thing you tell your spouse when you get home. Then at the eleventh hour BG mimicked my “Hi” and that made my day.