We left for Georgia on Saturday, the day before Halloween. We got there in time for Brenna to go trick-or-treating with her cousin, Emily. After going to about 5 houses, the kids learned that trick-or-treating was going to be on Sunday there. Brenda came up from Florida to help with all the kids for the week. Brenna was a kitty cat and Bradie was a duck. They were sooo cute! Brenna had a great time but it was very warm and I was worried about her getting overheated in that kitty costume so we stopped half way through the neighborhood. She got plenty of candy for me and Brad though!
We looked at lots of lots in Georgia torturing ourselves and the children but finally settled on one in the same neighborhood where Bill plans to build a house. Bill’s house will be on the lake, and he plans to build a pool—plus he and Emily will be great babysitters! Where else would we want to be? Brenna is going to be the happiest baby in the world. She’ll have her cousin Emily to play with all the time, and her favorite uncle Todd is planning to live with us again! The pic is the view from the bridge going over to St. Simons Island about 10 minutes from where we’ll live.
Bradie has had her last night of constant nursing. 4 to 5 times of feeding her was really getting old and killing my back. Anyway, so last night, I made a pallet in Bradie’s room and gave her my bed so her crying wouldn’t wake Brenna. I woke her up at 10 to feed her. She woke up at 12:30, and I went in, pulled the string on her elephant that plays “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” and left. She went right back to sleep! We did this again at 2:30, and then at 3:30 I caved (partly because my boobs were hurting so bad). Then I made her go back to sleep at 5:30 and 6:30. I thought that was pretty good though I seem to remember Brenna’s first night of “crying it out” went really well too. The next 2 nights consisted of hours of crying. It was awful and I’m sure training Bradie will be too, but I just can’t take it anymore. Brenna sleeps so well and doesn’t seem to have any abandonment issues about having gone through it. It’s not the ideal situation but my babies just don’t seem to learn to sleep through the night on their own. Brenna’s weight ended up off the charts by the time I got the courage to stop feeding her 3 times a night. Hopefully Bradie will benefit from being the 2nd baby!