Thursday, April 25, 2013

Moving and Baby..

We are still preparing for our move in June. I feel like I should have an index for all my lists. Overall, it's going well. I still need to do the last minute things, and we need to get our house rented out.

Pregnancy is going well. I'm so much more active this time around. With Blake, I was scared to move. This time, I don't have that luxury. I'm chasing a two year old around the park for hours at a time. We will see how that works for me at the end, but I'm hoping my body can keep up with Blake.

I'm 21 weeks pregnant, which is great. I am counting down the weeks until 24 weeks. 24 weeks is viability week, and baby has a 50% chance of survival if born. It was our major goal with the twins. We missed it by a week with them. I counted down until viability week with Blake, and now I'm doing it with Reid. I want to make it MUCH farther, but 24 weeks is my main goal right now. Then 28 weeks, then 32 weeks.

And... Yesterday, I had a moment that made me want to leave the swamp that we live in. While Blake and I were walking through the neighborhood, we found a snapping turtle. It was huge and pissed. Thankfully, my new neighbor came over and flipped him onto his back with a shovel. We called animal control, and two hours later Mr Turtle was hauled off in a truck.
Blake can now say "snapping turtle" as that he is scared of it. Lovely swamp life.

Here is my attack turtle. He wanted to attack everyone. Snapping turtles are mean.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Home Sweet Home

The moment we found out that we were moving to New York, I started house hunting. It's hard here. We are spoiled by living near a large military base, and there has always been a huge rental market available. Not so much here. Our housing allowance is low for the area. Really low. I was looking at houses with green carpets, murals on the walls, and disgusting looking bathrooms. Anything that looked nice was in a horrible part of town. Enter stress...

Joseph had to come up for an orientation and turn over, since the guy he is replacing will be long gone before we get here. I came with him, and we have been house hunting. We came with the idea of checking out areas to narrow our search.

I think we found a place. It was recommended by people Joseph will be working with. It's not advertised. It is a military only community. The houses are huge by Long Island standards. HUGE. It is an older home that needs some love. The kitchen and bathrooms are original. The floors are all hardwoods, so that's nice. It has two sunrooms, which gives us even more room.

It really needs some color. The walls are a dull white and it just screams cold and uninviting. The location is amazing. We are within walking distance to so many things. Joseph is within walking/running distance from work. So it will work for the next three years. It would be beautiful with some work, but we won't be here long enough to put the money into it (other than paint). If we would be here for a long time, I would love to update it and make it really shine.

So now we look for preschools and a hospital for my c section. I leave you with a picture of our new house.