"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Saturday, August 8, 2009

oh henry!

Henry will be one next Friday!! I can hardly believe it. We’ve really let a lot of things go with him over the last year as we’ve just been trying to survive. So, he still nurses often and has been sleeping with us (thank God for king size beds!), which means he wakes us a lot to nurse and “pacify” himself throughout the night. This wouldn’t be so bad if he did it quietly, but he doesn’t-he screeches instead-often right in Brian’s ear! So I am working at weaning him and getting him to go to sleep without eating. We moved the crib into the guest room (so Brian can at least sleep). I sleep in our room until the cries get feverish. Then I lay with him and he cries himself to sleep. I just don’t like him crying in the dark room by himself! I don’t nurse him during the night; he has to fall asleep again on his own. This is going to be a process! Pray it goes quickly! You could also pray he starts liking and eating more grown up food. There isn’t much variety in what we have, so I get worried that he is getting what he needs. He likes the milk okay, but it’s not like Mommy’s milk! The poor guy is all read from his knees down to the tops of his feet too from crawling on cement all the time. He is walking holding the furniture and hands and has even taken a step by himself from one couch to another!

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