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Wow, things have been crazy around here! We’re right smack dab in the middle of our move. Most of our stuff has been moved over to the new house, and we’ve been packing and unpacking like crazy, and everything has been turned upside down! So that’s why I haven’t written in a few days. To make up for it, here’s a super cute picture of my sweet Nathan (who, by the way, loves the new house!)
I will write more soon. I can’t wait for things to settle down so we can get back into some form of normalcy! It’s all worth it, just a little hectic right now.
So remember how I talked about us moving into the house Paul grew up in? Well, we’ve slowly been packing the smaller things and moving them into the new house. Let me tell you, the whole packing and moving process right after having a baby is rough. Taking care of a newborn (as in feeding him every two hours, even at night, and surviving on 3-5 hours of sleep a day) plus taking care of a four-year-old, plus trying to stay on top of housework (with emphasis on *trying*) PLUS packing up an entire house is exhausting. Sometimes all I feel like doing is crying. I don’t really know why; this move is a good thing for us. What an awesome opportunity we’ve been given. The house is bigger, there’s a ton more storage space, a humongous yard, an amazing school system, the conveniences of city living such as no more hauling our trash and recycleables off and having loads of stores and restaurants at our fingertips. There’s nothing to be sad over. This is an amazing thing happening for us. I hate that I feel so weepy these days.
I think I’m just feeling so overwhelmed right now, and I’m sure its due to my fluctuating hormones coupled with lack of sleep and the stress of caring for a newborn. Having a newborn just in and of itself is draining; piling everything else on top of that is a recipe for exhaustion.
I would really like to get some rest, but that won’t happen any time soon. Its impossible to take a nap when the baby sleeps during the day because of everything that needs to be done. I wish I could just fast forward a couple of months, but then I’d miss out on this precious time in John’s life. Sometimes it feels like I just can’t win. I know things will be just fine once we get moved and settled in, but in the short term, it’s so overwhelming.
I know things will be better in a few short weeks. I’ll get through it and will look back on this time with fondness and maybe even laughter.
Soooooo, remember yesterday how I alluded to something *big* going on today & that I couldn’t go into labor until after 12pm Eastern Time?? Welllllll, we are moving!! Got a house! Had to wait for everything to go through before I could go into labor, and I didn’t want to “jinx” it by talking about it a lot before it was all said & done.
See, the house we’re living in now is so cute; it was built by Paul’s great-great grandparents and it’s really quaint. However, it’s *tiny* and has no storage space. There are only two small closets and that’s all. It also has the tiniest yard ever, and we don’t let Nathan really play in it because our house is dangerously close to a very busy road, nestled in between two blind curves. The backyard is itty bitty and muddy/moldy due to all the trees that don’t allow enough sunlight through for grass. It’s great for one or two adults to live in, but once kids are added to the mix, things get a little stressful with the lack of space and the dangerous road. So yeah we’ve outgrown the house we live in now and have been dreaming of somewhere that’s safer for kids.
And it’s not just *any* house we’re moving into. Get this- THIS new house is the house Paul grew up in!! Paul’s parents lived there for many years and put so much love and effort into it. To make a long story short, a few years ago his parents moved and sold the house to a married couple who were friends of ours. That couple ended up getting divorced and the house forclosed. Ever since then, it’s been in Housing Limbo.
Then, not too long ago, the house finally went back on the market. How lucky we are that no one else bought it! It’s amazingly sound and solid, and we know pretty much everything there is to know about it. It’s awesome! It’s on a side street with hardly any traffic, multiple (like 7 or so) closets, tons of storage space and shelving, in a good school system, and a HUGE fenced-in back yard. And it’s much more spacious than our current little house. Well, it’s not “big” by today’s standards, but to us, it’s massive ha ha.
It’s going to be a wonderful place to raise our little family, and we couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity! It’s simply amazing how all the pieces just fell together and how everything worked out. It so easily could have fallen into someone else’s hands!