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So we are going to have some out of order blogs, basically because that describes our lives over the last three months! Our world is disorderly, turned upside down, and pure chaos.

Gabby, Michael, and I moved out of our house on September 12th and officially sold our house on September 16th. It was a week of long days, with me packing and cleaning, Michael constantly moving, and Aunt Ellen helping us by watching Miss Gabrielle. When Gabby was at the house “helping” us pack she could unpack two boxes as fast as I packed one! Needless to say moving took us literally the entire four days we had (and we had been packing boxes and moving items to storage two weeks prior to the official week designated for “the move”).

While being “homeless” we stayed at my parents’ house. Gabby loves going to Grandma and Papa’s but apparently is not interested in living there. The first 4 days we were there, Grandma and Papa were in Las Vegas, which was nice so Gabby could get used to living there. The first 3 nights she woke up at least 4 times a night, but the 4th night she finally slept without staying awake long. Once Grandma and Papa arrived home on Friday, we started from square one yet again; more sleepless nights and more adjustments for Gabby’s schedule. She whined, cried, and insisted Mommy hold her at all times for days.

For the first few weeks and even still occasionally Gabby will make car noises and say “bye bye” while blowing Grandma or Papa kisses. She is telling me that she is ready to leave. After living here a month she has finally adjusted which is wonderful; however, in two weeks we will be in a new house and have to start the readjustments all over again (if they ever set a closing date!). Natalie, my friend just went through this same process (for a much longer length of time) and informed me that they adjust much quicker in their own home. I will be glad when we have our own home yet again so that Grandma and Papa will get to just be grandparents and enjoy their granddaughter, rather than having to also be zookeepers!

Gabby gets extra spoiled. Grandma made her and her doll matching dresses.

I know Gabby is going to miss her grandparents when we move, but I also know her bond with them is even deeper now. I think Papa is going to take this whole moving thing the hardest. He loves getting to spoil her every night when he gets home from work.


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