December 2010 archive

Sick Days

Life for the last 4 days has been miserable. Gress, myself and Rad have all been sick. We have been on the couch most hours of the day watching movies. But in the moments of Gress thinking “the bug is gone from his body” he has been entertainment. He dressed up in costume and played out “baby Jesus” with his finger puppets. This kid makes me smile even when I feel at my worst.

Brotherly Love…

Gress has always loved babies and even when I was pregnant, he seemed to show love to “sweet pea” who was soon to come. Now that Mcree is here, he wakes up looking for him, wanting to hold him and kissing and singing to him throughout the day. It is fun to think about what their relationship will look like when they get older. Here are a few photos of Mcree getting loved on…

Firsts

Mcree got his first bath (finally!). We were waiting until his belly button scab fell off, which seemed to take a while. Mcree wasn’t so happy about getting bathed but in the end, he smelled so good and took the longest nap yet. Here is proof of how much he enjoyed it!

Goodbyes

It has been a crazy 3 weeks with a new baby. Lots of sleepless nights, lots of dirty diapers, and lots of trying to figure out what to do with a new baby. I thought maybe because I had one already I would have it all figured out. That WAS NOT the case. I feel like in a way I am starting all over. Luckily my mom has been here for the last 3 weeks and honestly I couldn’t have survived without her. She kept the house running (doing laundry, feeding the dogs, cooking, cleaning the house, entertaining Gress and putting up with his attitude and so much more). She was also a sounding board, a HUGE help in EVERYTHING, giving me the confidence that I was doing things right, and standing by me as a friend when I needed that most. Today she had to leave and there have been lots of tears, mostly mine but Mcree had his share and even Gress did at times. I miss her terribly. We all do here at the Harrell house!! THANKS Mom for everything!!!!