We See the Light at the End of the Tunnel

We See the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Well, life is getting better every day at the Harris house. It’s spring and we can get outside! We’ve sold our house and we close on our loan to get started building in Georgia next week. We’ll be so happy to not be living in limbo. I think the move will be tough but Brad seems to think it won’t be as bad as all that.

At 8 1/2 months, Bradie is sleeping so well now. (knock on wood) She went through a time when she was sick and would wake up needing more medicine a couple times a night and I would nurse her after I gave her the medicine. She got used to getting up twice a night so we had a couple bad nights of training, and she is back to sleeping all night again. She slept until 7:30 this morning, and it was quite a treat after getting up around 6 usually. I would love that if she kept it up. She had a sinus and an ear infection a couple weeks ago. This was my first experience with infections and the doctor couldn’t believe this was her first and Brenna never had any. Bradie is about to start crawling any day now. She’ll get up on all fours and bounce back and forth. Sometimes she’ll take a couple forward movements and she can sit back up by herself. She claps every time she does it–very cute. Bradie has her 2nd tooth now, and I’ve started feeding her solid foods 3 times a day. She is starting to do pretty well with juice in a sippy cup but still will not take a bottle. Brad’s mom kept the girls for me to go to a movie one night when she was here helping me while Brad was in Georgia. Bradie just had to cry it out to go to sleep. She also cries whenever I leave the room. It sure will be nice when this high-maintenance stage is over.

Brenna is not my baby anymore. She’s quite a little girl. She likes to dress up now, and is interested in everything I do. She still adores preschool and often refuses to leave. It’s tough getting her to the car when I have Bradie with me. She is going through a whiny stage (at least I hope it’s a stage) too. I try to make her stop whining and just tell me what she wants. On bad days, when it seems she cries over everything and I swear she is just TRYING to get into trouble, I have to put her in her bed and turn out the lights as if it’s time to go to bed.%