Well, it looks like we may actually be moving in a few days. If you remember, we closed on our house in late October, but it’s been two long months of repairs and rehab, most of it unexpected. We were lucky to have childcare the last two days, so Ryan and I spent yesterday and today unpacking and putting things in place. This weekend, we are hiring a handyman to finish the painting and repair the hole in Charlotte’s ceiling where the new heater/AC went in a few weeks ago.
Grayson’s room is almost finished. I can’t explain how much I love it. The walls and built-in shelves are filled with pictures, books, and special gifts given to our special boy. His new bed is ready to be slept in, and we have a bed right beside it for his nurse. His closet is big enough to keep all his medical supplies, and he has his very own bathroom. I will post pictures soon, but I am so excited for Grayson to have a personal, functional room again.
We are moving to a significantly smaller space, so one of the biggest challenges has been purging unnecessary stuff. As it turns out, we have a lot of that. Today, I finally resigned myself to the fact that I will probably never be a size 2 again, and filled 3 huge trashbags of clothes to donate. It actually felt really good to haul those bags downstairs. Letting go, moving on. Another thing we discovered when unpacking our kitchen stuff is we are drinking glass hoarders, particularly wine glasses and beer mugs. Since at this particular point in time the sippy cup is way more utilized in our house than the beer mug, off to Goodwill 90% of those (as well as quite a few extra dishes) went.
This move is definitely bittersweet. I don’t particularly like big changes, and while I’m excited, I’m also sad. I know it’s not ideal to live with one’s parents for an extended period of time, but it really has been nice. My mom has been a huge help with the kids, an emotional support to me in what has been the hardest year of my life, and is just good company. I know I’m going to be lonely without her around. And I’m worried about Charlotte and my mom- those two are BFFs. I think they are both going to have withdrawals from each other. I don’t know what Charlotte is going to do without her fun Grammie around to spoil her and I don’t know what my mom is going to do without those constant sweet baby snuggles!
There’s still a lot to do, but we should be totally moved in about a week! New year, new house, new beginnings!