Hubs and I have been talking a lot about the big changes coming our way. From another baby, to a new career, moving halfway across the country, new home, new lifestyle, new surroundings. New province. New insurance. Alex starting nursery in the fall. The adjustment of having involved family living within a few blocks of us. Leaving all our friends and family in NB. Finding new healthcare. Delivering the baby in a new hospital. Having my mom present for the birth. It’s all intertwined and connected and as a whole it’s overwhelming.
Up until yesterday we had an estimated time line of how his release was going to come down. We figured we were going to be cutting it close to the birth of the baby, but we were prepared to figure things out and deal with that. Yesterday, we found out there are ways to speed up the process.
Speeding up the process is scary and exciting all in one. On one hand I am looking forward to getting the process started and finished. To being settled in and getting organized and starting out new lives. On the other hand I look at all the work involved (this isn’t technically considered a military move so a lot of the foot work that the military would normally do we are left to do for ourselves) and I think that the extra time would be helpful.
I won’t bore you with all the rules, regulations and red tape that we need to follow. Or the long tedious process in front of us. Although I am sure those details will be revealed somewhat as time passes and I write about our experiences.
It’s a lot to take in guys. It’s a lot happening. And I still haven’t figured out when or how to even try to explain this to the kids.
Love, hugs and more to come later!