I feel like I have been neglecting my blog that I was doing so good with for so long. It saddens me. But, seriously. The stuff going on right now is unreal and I am having a hard time keeping my head above water through most of it.
Today we had someone in from a moving company to give us a quote on how much it is going to cost us to move to Winnipeg. That’s right. Cost US. Not the military who is supposed to be paying for the move and conveniently waited until after the paperwork went through to let us know that they actually weren’t paying for it and we were on our own. The man who came in was very nice and promised to have our quote ready early next week to give us ample time to figure out our finances.
The process for Hubs release is proving to be a pain in the rear. With appointments to keep, memos to write, applications to fill out, decisions to make. Well you get it. Not to mention that he needs me to be as involved as I can be with it all since there is so much information that he just can’t keep up with it and bring it home to me accurately. Which means I need to also cope with the anxiety of leaving my kids with a babysitter. (Thank you so so so so much to T, who has graciously watched the monsters for us while I was out playing superwoman!)
I am trying not to whine and to focus on the positives with everything going on, but, sometimes I really just need to roar. We were honestly expecting the military to pay for the move (you know, since that’s what we were told was going to happen) and being told that we are on our own for a *roughly* $7,000 move is a huge hit. Especially when you don’t have that kind of money just lying around. Even if you do. It’s a lot.
The move is coming in about four and a half months. I am going to be 34-35 weeks pregnant when operation drive halfway across the country to our now home commences. This does not make my Dr happy. But, life is what it is and right now I only have a tiny illusion of control. My emotions on this move are a whole other post altogether, so we’ll just skip that for now.
Earlier this week I was sent in for a full blood work up and an early gestational screening. I still haven’t gained any weight which concerns my Dr. Especially coupled with the headaches, high blood pressure, dizzy spells, and incredibly low tolerance for anything sweet. I am supposed to get my results next week when I see my Dr for my 16 week check up. Fingers crossed that whatever is going on with this pregnancy is easily managed.
Alex has been a demon lately. I love that boy. But my goodness. He is a monster sometimes. His latest kick is telling me he doesn’t need to follow my rules. He has been losing privileges, which seems to be helping. I don’t care if he wants to talk back to me but I do desperately wish he would stop being mean to Nick. He won’t let Nick play with him at all. And when he does play with Nick, it inevitably leads to Nick crying.
Nick goes for his speech assessment next week, although he did surprise us by yelling ‘AINBOW’ when he seen a rainbow on the wall (being reflected from the window to the mirror to the wall) He has such an amazing understanding of what is going on, I am more and more convinced he is just a later talker then his brother was.
Zoey is going to be 1 next month. This concept is insane to me. Absolutely nutty. She really isn’t showing much of an interest in pulling herself up or even standing with assistance. (although she can do both) She prefers to crawl around. Which is fine. I am perfectly content to let her be a baby for awhile longer before she starts demanding her independence.
I guess those are the big things going on right now. I am going to try to get back into blogging more often. There just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day for me to do everything I want to do. I am still reading some of my favorite blogs when I can grab a few minutes and I will keep doing that! The kids and I are going to be doing some Easter crafts, so I am sure there will be a post on those coming up soon!
Love, hugs and more to come later!