A Week in the Life of Harry

Whoa, nelly.  It has been one heck of a week in our house!

We finally moved houses and we are so thankful to be closer to our jobs and friends and family.  Friday night was be the first night we spend in the house after a week of fixing the necessities and unpacking.  We could not be more excited to finally be back together under a roof of our own after five months with my parents.

Harrison has been such a trooper with the move – he’s very excited about his new house and his new room.  We’ve had some separation anxiety spring up with daycare drop-off, but that is really not surprising considering all the change in his little life right now.  We’re just trying to weather it with patience and love towards him, even if it means he’s climbing in our bed every night at 3:30am.

We’ve also had a break in the humidity and the cooler weather is starting to phase in (for us in the South, that means temperatures in the 80’s).  Bring on the Pumpkin Spice lattes and knee-high boots!

Here’s the other stuff we’ve been up to this past week – and whoa, momma! are we tired!

  • Playing with Harry 1 of 10
    Playing with Harry
    I've tried to make it a point to really sit down with him and play the last few days. He's so stressed with the move that it's good for him to slow down, be quiet, and know that Momma is still here, as steady as ever.
  • Ovary attacks 2 of 10
    Ovary attacks
    I stopped by my friend's house for fresh baby snuggles so she could take a shower & toss in a load of laundry in peace. My uterus was a'twitching by the end of the hour. Hellooo, baby fever!
  • Harry’s Room: Mission Accomplished 3 of 10
    Harry's Room: Mission Accomplished
    My #1 goal for the new house was to get Harrison's room in order first so that he'd be able to play in it while we worked in the house and become comfortable with it.
  • Potty training 4 of 10
    Potty training
    He's 1/2 potty trained and we're still going strong but man, am I tired of it already. Diapers were SO MUCH EASIER, says this lazy momma.
  • Taking a day trip 5 of 10
    Taking a day trip
    It's so important for us to get away from the every-day and soak each other in. We took Harry to the college where we met for a day in the sunshine, including ice cream at the local place.
  • We moved 6 of 10
    We moved
    I was starting to believe I would never, ever see a moving van in our front yard. Getting a moving van decorated like a cow? Only a plus.
  • Ouch, my carpal tunnel 7 of 10
    Ouch, my carpal tunnel
    I've been putting up curtain rods and painting. I'm also pretty sure I cracked a bone in my thumb but hey! my hand has hurt so bad for so long that it blends in with my carpal tunnel.
  • Work 8 of 10
    I love what I do but man, is it taking up so much of my brain power. I'm working on some low-fidelity mock-ups on top of my regular stuff, which is really a ton of fun.
  • Pumpkin spice is back 9 of 10
    Pumpkin spice is back
    Get thee to Starbucks, asap. Pumpkin spice lattes are back! I've decided to take one for the team, aka the expanding hips, by asking for skinny with no whip. Sad trombone.
  • I’m tired, folks 10 of 10
    I'm tired, folks
    The move, the work, the toddler...I'm tired but loving every moment of it. In the evenings, you'll find me parked outside of Harrison's bedroom door to give him security as a way to fall asleep. It's there that I scratch out notes and lists and try to reflect on the day.

More from BA:

My parenting philosophies.

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Celebrate the small stuff.

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Beth Anne writes words & takes pictures on The Heir to Blair. You can also find her on theTwitters & Facebook.


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