Where to begin....last year (so long ago!) we found out we were pregnant, FINALLY! We've only been trying for about 10 months! We're due almost exactly one month after Boo Bear's birthday. He will turn 3 on May 20th and the new baby will come around June 23rd. We're very excited! I'm secretly hoping for another boy, I think the husband is torn between wanting a girl, so we can "be done" having kids, and wanting another boy. If we have another boy, there's a small possibility we may try for a girl with #3! Who knows! Only time will tell! :)
That was the big news for the end of 2012. The big news for the start of 2013 is that we are moving to Jacksonville, FL! The husband has been searching for a new job for quite awhile now. We have been ready to move on to the next stage of our lives; more money, buy a house, and he's been wanting to move to a bigger city. Well, he was finally given a great offer and we're leaving North Carolina.
It all happened so quickly; he interviewed for the position on a Tuesday, he was offered the position on Wednesday, negotiations on Thursday, and he accepted on Friday. Starting that Saturday, we began boxing up and moving all of our possessions to a storage unit. He moved in with his parents in Jax, and Boo Bear and I have moved in with my parents - still in NC.
It's been quite a roller coaster through the holidays!! We spent a week and a half getting the Husband settled in, celebrating the holidays, and then saying goodbye for a bit. Boo Bear and I are finally back in NC and spent our first night last night with Grammy & Papa. It was not a good night for little Boo Bear. He had nightmares and woke up in the middle of the night for awhile. Luckily, we are sharing a bed and it was hopefully less traumatic for him to wake up next to his mommy. I hope night two isn't as bad.
While I'm back in NC, the Husband started his new job and will be house hunting with our realtor. Hopefully he will find us something soon so we can get some normalcy back to our family. The dog is with the Husband and the boy is with me! The cat is in limbo at the moment, as my Mom is allergic. So we're not sure what her fate will be. She can't stay at the condo by herself for too long though, poor thing! Most of our stuff is in storage, and in the mean time I'm still working my part time job at the gym. Maybe not for much longer, we'll see how things go.
I plan on driving back to FL once a month for baby doctor appointments. So we're making our first trip back in 2 weeks. I'll make another trip in February, about 3 weeks after we get home from the first visit. After that, it's a "play it by ear" sort of thing. How will I feel being 5-6 months pregnant and driving 8 hours each way? That's the big question. If I don't feel like making the trip back and forth, then the option is open to move in with the Husband and his parents until we find a house. I'm hoping that in 2-3 months we will have made an offer on a house and start making a home! Here's hoping things start falling into line quickly and smoothly!! We know for sure that we need to be living SOMEWHERE by June 2013 when the new addition to our family joins us!
an early Easter greeting
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