Friday, July 18, 2008

All is well

We are here in Oklahoma, and things are going just fine! Do I sound shocked? I kinda am, to be honest.

Brooklyn did great during the car ride to Oklahoma. We only stopped twice, once to eat and another to get gas and change and feed the baby. We got here in just over six hours...a little past midnight. She had two screaming fits in the car, and they weren't that bad...maybe 20 minutes each. One was during the time she has to wait between taking one of her medicines and eating. The rest of the time she was either asleep or playing happily.

Then Brooklyn let me sleep from about 2:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday. We went and watched demonstrations of what my brother, Jordan, has been learning in Army boot camp. It was pretty neat to see what a lot of their physical training has consisted of. It was HOT on that field...but fortunately, the sun stayed behind the clouds throughout the demonstration. I got a little sunburned, but Brooklyn did not, thankfully.

Jordan was released to us and got to spend the day with us. He looks muscular and trim, and so mature. My baby brother is all grown up and a SOLDIER now! I am so proud. It's great to see him. He has made incredible changes in his life this year. He now clearly has confidence in himself and pride in serving his country. Amazing. We went out to eat and hung out back at the hotel until he had to return to the Army base.

This morning was Jordan's graduation. Brooklyn had slept through the night again, this time from 11 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.!!! Wow! So I was feeling good, and I could tell she was happy too. I wore her in her sling to the graduation. She was so nice and quiet during the ceremony! She slept through most of it. She woke up a couple of times and started to fuss when loud noises scared her, but I just bounced her a little and she calmed down. The graduation was really cool...I had never been to a military ceremony before. Jordan was so serious and professional-looking, dressed up so sharp in his class A uniform. He is official now!

I'm back at the hotel now. We went to eat lunch, and Jordan wanted to go buy some CD's. Brooklyn has been fussy at lunch and finally went to sleep, so we are staying here for a bit so she can rest and I can pump. We will drive back home tomorrow afternoon. I hope that car ride is as good as the other one!


Maren said...

YAY! That's awesome that she's sleeping well and you're having a great trip! She looks SO cute in the photo with your brother; love her bow!

edie & ella said...

YEAH Brooklyn -- all grown up acting like a big girl. Call your friends Edie and Ella and give them some tips on the sleeping thing. I love the hair bow!!!

And Baby Makes Three said...

I LOVE the bow!!! She is so darn cute...and looks so big in that picture! Glad your trip is going well!

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