Things have been pretty hectic in our lives... Squiggle's debut is fast approaching (two months... that's it!) & Bear & I have just bought our first home!
We spent the past weekend at the new place scrubbing & priming the Pepto-Bismal colored walls (the seller was kind enough to paint most of the rose hues white for us, & even took down the ancient rose print wallpaper from the master room that had begun to shed off the walls like so many dead snake skins). We bought some subtle shades for the rooms to keep the house mostly bright & white with just hints of color to keep things from being too sterile.
The house is on the small side, but I think it is perfect. It's a tad bit larger than our current apartment, but it has a totally different layout, so it's hard to compare. The rooms are generally smaller, but there are more of them. Our dryer vents out of the house, which is a big perk for me, since our current laundry room (which we made out of two closets) does not have a proper vent. I was thrilled when I ran a load of curtains (conveyed with the house) & the house didn't steam up with the dry cycle! I also made sure I could run laundry while baby slept in the nursery, & I definitely can. Which is good to know... with how big this baby is getting to be... who knows how long we actually have before I pop!
This weekend, we have enlisted the help of our families & friends to help us make the Great Migration. This means we have been working all day & packing/cleaning/painting/organizing all evening, passing out for a few hours, waking with the sun & doing it all over again. I am EXHAUSTED. But it is totally worth it, & I cannot wait to nest & make our house into our home! I promise to post some non-phone photos as soon as I get a minute to breathe...
Has anyone else moved so close to having a baby? What helped you manage the stress, sleeplessness, excitement, & anxiety that comes with so many big changes?