We have been there everyday since our closing. Brianna has been such a trooper too! Philipe and I are both amazed. She now knows how to work a hammer ("hammi") and chisel. It's adorable. I put away some of her Christmas presents because we don't have room at this house for any more toys. I brought them over to the new house so most of the time she is playing with her fisher price 'My First Doll House'. There's a mommy, a daddy, and a baby plastic doll included. She likes to make them all go "pee pee" on the little potty it came with and puts them in the "bass" (bath) together. She runs around the house screaming at the top of her lungs with excitement, something she could never do in our tiny house. She has free range of the back yard and takes full advantage of it. She loves to go on the "weees" (swing) in the back yard but doesn't ever want to sit on it for to long cause there is so much more to explore. One of the first things I did was cleaned out the huge Roman bath tub. Brianna was the first to bathe in it. She really though she was in a pool. It was priceless. There are so many great memories in this home already. I really feel like it has brought our family closer together in a whole new way. Brianna has learned so much from being there and Philipe and I are both there to witness it. She's starting to talk in sentences now. There only 3 word sentences but she gets her point across.
The last time Brianna nursed was the morning of the closing on the house. 1 week ago today. She wasn't wanting to nurse everyday anymore but I gave it to her whenever she asked. Most of the time it was at night, right before bed. Well, since we've been at the house so late every night she falls asleep in the car and I just transfer her. The last 2 nights we came back early and she was still awake. I told her it was time to go Night night and she put her arms up for me to hold her and let me put her down with out saying anything. She doesn't even care. I'm sure the fact that I was making absolutely no milk helped her make her decision. I'm just really happy with how it all worked out. She did this all by herself. I thought for sure she would nurse till she was 18. LOL! I always bring her in bed with me in the morning and she would usually scream if I didn't get my boob to her fast enough. Now, she curls up next to me in the morning, lays her head on my shoulder, and twiddles with my fingers. She gets mad if I try to turn over or move my fingers. She'll start yelling "inger, inger!" (finger). She lays there for an hour every morning too. I love it! It use to annoy me a little when she would nurse in the morning cause she would nurse for sooo long and I would be sooo uncomfortable. I love our mornings now! I desperately miss our nights though. I loved nursing her at night. It was such a wonderful way to put an end to the day. Lately, the last thing she's sees at night is the back of my head while I'm driving in between homes. That makes me sad. Philipe tells me not to worry. I'll have another baby to nurse here shortly. He's right. But I'll never be able to have that special connection with my first born again. Don't get me wrong, since she's weaned we've shared a different kind of special connection but nothing brings a mother and child closer than them being at the breast. I know if I tried I could get her to keep nursing but I see she's ready and I guess I'm ready too.
Pregnancy is going great. Normal aches and pains. My back is killing me and it's getting really hard to sleep but I love the feeling of this little life inside me. Up till now my weight gain has been right on target but since we're renovating the new house we've been eating out a lot and my daily smoothies are a thing of the past. I think I had one this whole week. But, I am sipping on a yummy one right now as I type. Brianna has a cute green mustache kicking too. Love it! I really need to make a point to eat healthy and keep up all the good nutrition I've strived for this whole pregnancy. It's so hard when Dale's BBQ is right down the road though.
That's it for now. I probably will being M.I.A. a while longer but I'll try to keep everyone posted. Much love!!!