Welp. It’s nine days into the new year, and I haven’t forgotten my goals for 2014 yet and still feel what I think is an acceptable amount of motivation. I’m not dead, so that’s something (see Goal #1).
I guess our biggest accomplishment so far this year is we have officially moved. Part of me thought it really was never going to happen, but it did, and it’s actually been a nice, smooth transition so far. We’ve had a few unexpected expenses- that is how we roll, after all- but I’m trying to just roll my eyes instead of freak out at the fact that our TV broke in transport and our dryer is gas and this is an all-electric house, so we’ll have to get a new one. I do get a little rage-y, however, when I think about the fact that we had to pay our $500 deductible plus part of the cost for a rental car to get my van fixed for the accident that wasn’t my fault. The police report said it was unable to be determined who was at fault, event though the other driver admitted fault at the scene before the police got there. Ugh. I guess I should be thankful that I now have my car back, and this whole mess is over.
The kids have transitioned well. We’ve been in the new house since Saturday, and Charlotte has had some random meltdowns and has been a little more clingy than normal, but overall is doing fine. Grayson hasn’t seemed to be affected negatively at all- and he loves his new bed. My favorite thing is I can actually climb in his bed and snuggle with him- something I’ve never been able to do before! I am still waiting to hang a few more things on his wall and I will post pictures of his room.
The food situation is good right now. Food, I’ve discovered, really stresses me out. I feel so much pressure when it comes to feeding Charlotte the right foods, and being consistent about it. Ryan and I are doing a 30 day challenge where we are drinking 2 meal replacement shakes a day and then eating a healthy dinner. My friend brought us groceries to make several dinners as a house warming gift (the best!) and I did go to the grocery store with Charlotte on Tuesday for meals for the rest of the week. I just need to keep at it and be consistent- I can do this! It really helps that Charlotte is a really good eater (I can’t say enough good things about Baby Led Weaning) and will eat anything we put in front of her.
The next few weeks are going to be a whirlwind- Grayson has an appointment tomorrow with his Mito doctor and his surgery is next week. And in 11 days a certain little miss will be turning ONE! I have so many thoughts and emotions about this and should really devote a whole post to it, but it’s just so amazing to me how quickly babyhood goes. It truly has been in a blink.
So that’s life at the moment. I’ve been staring at this post for awhile now thinking well, this is kind of boring. But right now, that’s a good thing. Boring is GOOD!
Wow! Already moved in! How exciting. I can't wait to see pictures.
I'm sorry you had to spend more money than you wanted to moving in,
I hope all the unforeseen expenses are over.
I can't believe C is almost one! Where does the time go? I don't want Teo to be one in the blink of an eye but I'm sure he will be. Babyhood does go by so fast.
Yay for being moved finally!! I've always found moving to be more expensive that I've planned, even when I plan for way more than I expect it to be. How can C be almost 1 already???!!! also, I want to see snuggling pics of you and G in his new bed 🙂
FWIW, kids will go in phases of what they feel like eating. Offer a cpl healthy options, and hope that at the end of the week she's had a good variety of stuff. If Charlotte is like Stella, even that won't happen & you'll realize she lived on yogurt and cottage cheese that week. *sigh* My point is to try not to stress about the food so much. If you're presenting her with healthy options, it will all balance out eventually.
I can't wait to see pics of you all moved into the new house!
How exciting that you are all moved in! So great that the house has come together, can't wait to see it! And applause for keeping on top of goal #1!!! :o)