Hey Bun, meet Blogophere

What a ride it has been since my last post!

I thought I should start by introducing the newest member of our family - my little cheerful Bun. This is her, at 4.5 months:

God must have known that we needed the extra lift, sending us this wee bundle who generously hands out happy gurgles and heartwarming smiles. I am immensely grateful for her cheerful disposition despite the not-quite-ideal pregnancy. Someone quipped that she should be one of the ushers at the church service we attend, since she dishes out smiles to everyone so readily!

She looks quite like her sister did, but in a smaller size. While Bubbles hit the 95th-97th percentile in height and weight for most of her 1st year, Bun hovers around the 10th. At 2 months, Bubbles was heavier and taller than Bun was at 4. 

I guess I am not a very reliable oven!

When was the last time you were THIS excited about a new toy?

Her hair, of course, is her crowning glory. We've had countless strangers come up to talk to us because of the generous crop she has. I love nuzzling up to it, and know that I will miss this once her hair grows longer and flops down permanently.

Gorgeous blooms I received after the birth of Bun

So how has it been being a family of four? I have two answers to that:

One would be the blissfulness of being a mother surrounded by beautiful kids, with a supportive husband who is a loving father. Our lives are full of baby chuckles, funny conversations, storybooks, languid swims, cycling, scooting, drawing, painting, crafting, singing at the top of our voices, and pretend play. Oh, and freshly baked aromas, many hugs, cuddles and kisses, kiddy parties, picnics, library visits, hanging out at playgrounds, and play dates with small person friends.

It is really all of that.

Remove the rosy tint and you will also see a life where adult 'me-time' starts only after 10pm, and sleep is never enough. Days pass where the brain feels numb from the repetitiveness of baby and child-minding - the endless diaper changes, cleaning bums, feeding, burping, lulling babes to sleep, managing tantrums, school runs, reading a book so many times that it can be rattled off from memory, and answering 'Why' and 'What happens if' questions all day. It is the sheer demand of tuning in to their world, to keep them fed, cleaned and entertained. Schedules are constantly being jigged and juggled to keep the domestic machinery moving, with the aim of reaching a perfect balance somewhere, somehow, sometimes.

More than ever now, I remind myself to Eliminate and Concentrate, even as I dip my toe once again into this world of my old friend, the blog. 

23 comments:

imp said...

Welcome back, darling Corsage.

Wini said...

Welcome back!! xx

pinkclothmicrophone said...

Can't wait to read more of your posts. =)

Pris said...

Welcome back dear Mummy friend! Congrats on the birth of your second daughter!!!! :) She indeed is such a smiley baby!

l e n e y said...

Welcome back my dear friend. Its a long time coming :) You have been missed.. Bun is gorgeous!! Such a cute little wee thing! Hope you're well x

Susan said...

Welcome Corsage. Haha, I LOLed at your comment at being an unreliable oven. You must have heard this many times but both your girls are adorable :) Hoping that this season of motherhood brings you contentment as you devote yourself to your family :) It's really great to see you back.

jooo said...

Good to see you back and feeling rejuvenated! :) The bun's looking good (and so is the hair!) hehe.

thepleasuremonger said...

Welcome back dear, you have been missed! Bun is absolutely beautiful!

yAnn said...

So glad that you are back!
Love Bun's hair and sweet smiles. :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Thanks everyone. I'm thankful for the warm welcome!

Sandra Tan said...

Bun is a CUTIE!!! We missed ya in the blogging world! ;)

mummybean said...

Great to have you back on this space babe!

~Summer~ said...

Omg she's so adorable! =) My girl's hair stood up all the way till she was about 8 months and yes, I was a little dismayed when it fell flat. =) Haha. So cherish it loads now! =) Dropping by from SMB and glad to see you back in action.

The Accidental Mom Blogger said...

Indeed a very cute daughter you have! :) You must be a very proud mom.

sophiastory said...

Bun looks mighty chubby to me actually, surprised she hovers around the 10th percent mark. She is very cute.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Sophiastory:
She does looks chubby-ish but small in real life! I guess her chubbs aren't the heavy sort =D

Sin Yee said...

I click back to your blog from time to time, hoping to catch some updates. And this morning, bingo! Welcome back! Beautiful darling you have there, please keep the pictures going !

God Bless,

fibrate said...

Such a cutie, and look at that mop of hair! :)

littlebluebottle said...

My second is less meaty than my first too...

yours really do look like carbon copies! Mine did, but now bb2 is starting to get more of her own unique look. :)

welcome back.

eveeleva said...

Welcome back!!!! I've been waiting very much for this....ur first post since bun!!!!

Jolene said...

That's right! Bubbles birthday is a few days apart Scarlett from memory! Happy belated bday bubbles! That chocolate cake is awesome! Such a wonderful theme! x

Siang n Janice said...

Wow! i thought my princess had a great mane..after seeing your little bun, i realised she found her match!! Gorgeous hair! =)

judebabe said...

Just realized that you are back blogging!
Glad that you are back!

*waves* to Bun!