Monday, February 20, 2012

Moving Day!


Yup...we're all moved in! We'll our stuff is here and some of it is put in places, but nothing is where it is supposed to be and it is driving this typically- hyper- organized person turned scatter- brained mama CRAZY! I'm getting more used to letting things go and just focusing on my sweet-already-growing-up-too-fast girl, but its hard! The good news is that we aren't going to move again for a VERY long time. This is the first time in forever that a move wasn't on the horizon... in hte last year a move has been around the corner every few months and before that it has always been every few years. But we are going to sink some roots, babies, and money into this house. It feels good.

We moved in February 4th and were SO amazingly blessed to have help from much of our family and some good friends. We also had amazingly generous help from family getting the floors refinished. That was no simple task and we are so so grateful. Someday I'll record the story of the floors...such a doozy! They turned out good and I'm thankful that Grant and all his helpers were willing to do it. I hate carpet!


Grant had to get stuff from our storage unit and move all the stuff from my parents house all in one day. It was a huge job, but it got done! I stayed at my parents and got the rest of our stuff packed up and then headed over to hte house to meet him while he unpacked the uhaul from the storage unit. Me and E excited to spend a night in our house. She looks a little skeptical, but we convinced her it was a good idea.


I was pumped to introduce Olive to her new yard! She immediately fell in love! She is a bit less enamorned now that she realizes that my mom didn't move with us. When my mom came to help with Edrie last week Olive didn't leave her side or stop licking her the whole four hours she was here!


Now that we've been in the place a few weeks we have an even better idea of how much we love our neighborhood. It is awesome - I hardly ever get in the car and if I do its for 5 mins or less. The library, post office, coffee shop, vet, restaurants, grocery store, dog park, bike shop, and more are all within walking distance. I never knew how much happier something like that could make my life, but it is already making a great difference. Can't wait til Summer when it will be even more awesome to take advantage of! Grant's commute is also SO MUCH better. Down from 2+ hours each way to less than one! And he gets to ride his bike for part of it which makes him very happy! 

To add to the craziness that is moving with an infant I got a job offer just a few days after we moved in! I'm excited but nervous - mostly about leaving Edrie. Its a seemingly perfect job in a postpartum unit and it will just be 4 night shifts a month unless I want to sign up for more. Once I am able to just do that it will be no big deal - keep my skills up and bring in some extra money... both good things. Bummer is that to start I have to work full time to get me oriented to the unit. Probably about 6-8 weeks of full time! We have been in hyper drive getting Edrie to take a sippy cup (she is still a no go on the bottle) and getting her more used to time with her papa. Since I'll be gone nights we have also started transitioning her out of our bed because co-sleeping with just Grant could be dangerous (they say mamas have a sense for where the baby is but it isn't present in others). There is now a bedtime routine and Grant is doing much of it. There was lots and lots of awful screaming at first, but we made a few adjustments and have had three nights of no crying with 6 hrs of sleep afterwards. We've been putting her in her carseat (after she is already asleep) bc we think she likes to sleep upright. That along with being really bundled seem to help her sleep better. She is SUCH a light sleeper. Never been a big deal bc I don't work and don't mind waking with her, but now that I won't be there with the boob in the middle of the night... we had some changes to make! Oh this life and its constant changes!

No comments: