Busy busy busy! This past weekend Ryan and I (along with the help of many family and friends) finished packing up our first home- loaded it all on a truck, and travelled to Longview to unload. It was an exhausting, exciting weekend.
Friday morning Ryan and I went to pick up the moving truck, and then had to go to a weigh station to have both my car and the truck weighed while they were empty. This is because we are doing a “diddy move” with the army… Where they pay for the cost of you moving yourself.
I ran by Shipley’s and got an array of donuts and kolaches and the work began! 10:30am-5pm was spent packing the truck neatly, filling it to the brim with furniture, belongings, and probably several items we don’t need. I can’t express enough how thankful we are for the help our my brother and sister, and friends who lent a hand. I helped organize, cleaned up trash, and ran some errands. It’s amazing how even those relatively simple tasks are exhausting to a third trimester preggo.
We slept hard Friday night, and both were up at 6am, getting ready to hit the road. 6:45am we grabbed our coffee and headed down the road. We arrived in Longview around 10:30am, and spent about an hour signing our lease agreement, and picking up our apartment keys. Ryan’s parents arrived as we were finishing, and shortly after some dear, long time friends came to help move in as well. Again, without their help, along with my brother, so much less would have been accomplished! The men were able to unload the truck while myself and the other ladies began to unpack and organize the kitchen. By about 4pm the guys had finished unloading items into our apartment and our storage unit. We ate a much deserved meal together at Newks… Conveniently 5 minutes away!
We spent some time Saturday evening setting up Flynn’s nursery. Ryan’s parents had bought us a crib and changing table, so it was fun putting those items together with them! I cannot wait to really get to work decorating his room. It will be so much fun!
Ryan and I had a hard time stopping, and kept working until about 11pm, when we both finally fell into bed.
Sunday morning we are breakfast with the in-laws and then set up the tv, and unpacked some of my decor. By lunch time I was ready to quit. I grabbed food for the guys and then took a nap. We left about 4:30pm- got back to Temple at 10:30pm. Again, so tired. But very thankful to have the move done. Unpacking is always more fun, and will be done at our leisure.
Ryan begins work next Monday at FMC. He is looking forward to starting his new job! We are so thankful for this opportunity, and look forward to being involved with this company.
I am experiencing fun pregnancy hormones- and do not look forward to Ryan moving while I finish up a couple more weeks of work here. Prayers are appreciated for wisdom & strength as we push through this final phase. We are currently staying with my ever-gracious sister, which is fun (because I have access to her closet). Thankful for her willingness to house us in our transition period.
I saw Flynn’s knee stick out of my tummy and he’s been super active. I think he’s doing rolls and practicing his football moves in there. Sometimes his movement are quite uncomfortable and I can’t help but think how much worse it’ll be as he gets bigger! However, I’m thankful he’s healthy and happy. Can’t wait to meet this little guy.
I’m looking forward to a baby shower this weekend. Some of my grandma’a dear friends are throwing one for us. Also this coming weekend: maternity pics!!! 🙂 this past Saturday some ladies through my mom a “Grandma shower”, and she is excited to show me all of Flynn’s loot from that… Including a homemade quilt!
I’ve been monitoring myself so that I don’t get too tired. I had checked in with my doctor about moving, and she said I’m fine. Just to relax when I get tired. I think I’m still recovering from the three days of moving. But thankfully no more contractions. Since I’m in the third trimester I have to take the glucose test tomorrow to be sure I haven’t developed diabetes as a result of pregnancy.
Last week I stretched some ligaments in my lower abdomen, which was extremely painful. Most likely the result of multiple factors, but a lot of it has to do with Flynn’s rapid growth in the last two weeks.
We are overwhelmed with all the support we’ve had through this entire transition/preparation season, as well as the Lords provision in every way! He is so good, and is leading us on a wonderful journey together. ❤️ thank you Lord!