We’re in! It’s been almost two weeks now that we’ve been in our new home and I am finally able to sit down during nap time and blog about how it all went…and hopefully not fall asleep. As you can imagine, moving with three kids 4 and under while 8 months pregnant is just plain crazy.
But the worst is definitely behind us. Breakfast, anyone? Oh those first couple of days in a new home. If you’ve ever moved, you know what it’s like. This stresses me out just looking at it. And let me just say, my kiddos definitely did not get the “let’s entertain ourselves so mommy can unpack” memo.
I mentioned in a previous post that I was determined this time around to take my time with the unpacking and settling in. Last time we moved (also while 8 months pregnant) I went crazy and had the place done in a week–no way did I want to relive that again.
Well, guess what? I should have known myself better. It must be some obsessive compulsive behavior issue because I did it again and I’m still feeling the affects of last week’s unpacking frenzy (and mommy guilt for the extreme lack of patience I had all week).
It was the sort of week where it was totally worth it packing up all the kids and making a trip to the drive-thru Starbucks because we were all going to go crazy otherwise if we didn’t get out of the house.
As crazy as it was, it is really nice now being done and unpacked and settled. I feel like I can enjoy these next few weeks of getting ready for little brother to join us and relax as much as possible (ha! try telling that to my kids!)
My to-do list is mostly just baby stuff, like making his letters (check), doing a couple other crafty things (posts coming soon), the sorting/washing/organizing of baby stuff, and most importantly–stocking my freezer with food because we’re completely out of freezer meals.
Oh, and cleaning. I suppose I should do that at some point (at this moment that kind of makes me want to cry, but more energy is coming the closer I get to delivery, right??). I’m really thankful for a bigger house for my expanding family, but bigger home also means more to clean. Hoping my one-thing-a-day method will work here. Have you tried managing your house cleaning by doing one chore per day? It has been such a huge help for me.
So we’re here, unpacked and mostly ready to become a family of 6. With the move behind us, the countdown has begun…just about 5 weeks left before we meet our newest little boy.
Lots of changes ahead, but I’m hoping that this house is where we’ll raise our family. I’m about to have my 4th baby and I’ve taken each one home from the hospital to a different home! It’s been necessary, but I’m so ready to stay put (and never move again). We’ve been renters for so long (and me personally–for my entire life) that it feels pretty strange to think we really can be here for a long, long time.
So we had to capture this moment with the kids on our first walk around our new neighborhood. I’m hoping this will be the house they can grow up in, so it was a pretty special moment for me. 🙂