I'm working on typing up my birth story, but in the mean time I have something else to blog about. Our family has obviously had quite a few changes this year. Daddy's been gone for almost 4 months now. Nanny's been here for just over a month. We just had a new baby. As you can imagine this all affects each of us. Some of us handle it in different ways than others. I'm not sure if it's all of the above plus other things that are getting to Hannah, who is 11. I know she's in those pre-teen years as well. When I first came home from the hospital it seemed that she was the one having the hardest time with everything and was just really 'clingy' (mostly clingy with my mom). Now though I wonder if its not just a whole variety of how life is lately. Throw in that her friends don't seem too friendly anymore and I really hurt for her. It seems some of the neighbor girls always play together and Hannah sees that and I know it's got to hurt, even though she doesn't talk about it, even when I try to talk to her about it without putting words in her mouth so to speak. It hurts ME for her. Friday she was able to go on a playdate with a friend and tomorrow she has another one. It's so hard to get together with friends who don't live around us though- we all have multiple children and it just makes get-togethers hard sometimes! I really pray that the next place we move has GOOD friends from GOOD Christian families in our neighborhood. Don't get me wrong, our neighborhood now is great. But it's lacking a bit in the friend department for the kiddos.