Friday, March 16, 2007

Our first night in our new house

No, we haven't had the baby yet. (I've started to get phone calls from people wondering, so just thought I'd start off with that.) In fact, she seems pretty cozy in there. So far I've gained 40 lbs! No wonder my back is killing me!

In other news, last night we spent our first night in our new house. True, we didn't sleep in our own bed - we slept downstairs in the basement on Jen & Micah's spare bed - which I'll tell you is 10 times more comfy than our own. We have no furniture in the living room or bedrooms yet, but we do have most of our kitchen stuff and bathroom stuff over there, so it was enough to brew some decaf this morning, take a shower and have a bowl of cereal.

It's funny. When we first saw this house I thought it was a total dump. Now I've grown fond of it. Without furniture and with two whole floors, the darn thing seems like a mansion! Which is pretty funny at less than 1800 square feet. I will try and post some pictures soon - I keep forgetting to take the camera over.

Arwen and Jen have been working so hard to get us moved and settled in. Really it's amazing. They've been working night and day with sore feet, tired backs and not enough sleep for days on end now. I do what I can, but they're both pretty insistent that I take it easy. Arwen refuses to let me get on a step stool, even one that's just a few inches off the ground. It really kind of sucks being so physically limited at a time like this. When just walking is a struggle and all I want to do is sleep, it makes it hard to do all the things that I want to do to get us moved in. I did manage a trip to the grocery store, a few loads of laundry and cooking a few meals in the past few days. But just in case Roan decides she's ready at some point during this move I'm going to make sure I'm not overtired.

The other thing I have to post pictures of soon is the beautiful bassinet that my dad, sister, Karen, and her friend Susan worked so hard to lovingly restore. It's been used in my family through several generations. Roan will be the 13th baby to use it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm just overwhelmed with happiness for you guys. So many blessings and wonderful things happening!!! It's all coming together, and everything is as it should be. Lots of love and prayers are coming your way. Grandma Carolyn