So sorry that all I’m showing you is an iPhone picture of our guest room but it’s been all about the packing here recently. We’re in a countdown in hours until the move and we are thisclose to being fully packed. Charlotte is napping right now and pretty much everything left on my list is either something that has to be done tomorrow morning or something in/around her room so I’m taking a break.
As an update on the sleeping situation it’s gotten MUCH better. I guess just blogging about it solved the problem. The morning I blogged about it I kept the curtains shut in her room while she napped and she napped 1 1/2 to 2 hours each feeding cycle! It was bliss! Especially since I was packing so much and didn’t feel great. Since then she’s been napping pretty consistently as long as we keep her on a schedule. And the best news is that last night she slept 8 1/2 hours! Wooo hooo!! We had been feeding her at 11 each night because that seemed to be the magic time about a month ago that would allow her to sleep until between 5 and 6 in the morning. But I realized this week that she’s a whole month older now and probably can sleep longer if we would just put her to bed earlier. So the last three nights we’ve put her to bed 30 minutes earlier and last night she went to bed at 10:30 and slept until 7! Here’s to hoping that changing rooms over the next few nights isn’t going to mess up our pattern! I could get used to sleeping 8 hours a night again!
It’s kind of sad looking at the house all empty with nothing on the walls. We are SO excited to be moving to our new house because it is basically our dream house and in a fantastic location, but it is still a little bittersweet to leave here. After all, it was the first house that we bought. It was where we first really entertained friends as a couple and hosted our first Christmas parties. It was where we brought Charlotte home and where we spent so much time setting up her nursery and dreaming about what it would be like to be parents. Like everyone’s first house, I’m sure this one will always hold a special place in our hearts.
But we’re excited to be moving on to our new house and this next chapter in our lives! Who knows what will happen at the new house to make us remember it! We will set up Charlotte’s nursery again and get to watch her grow older and discover new things. We’ll probably get to see her first steps in this house and watch her play outside. She’ll ride her first bike there and make friends to play outside with. We might even bring another baby home there (in a VERY long time!) and get to set up another nursery. In the end, what makes a house special is the people that live there with you. The special memories about our current house are only special because of Jason, Charlotte and Luca. And I get to take them with me tomorrow!
So please pray for us as we go through the stresses of moving tomorrow. I’m so thankful that we hired movers because I know I don’t have the energy to try and move ourselves. I am feeling so much better but am still really sniffly and congested. It’s too bad you can’t take a decongestant when you’re nursing because I bet that would knock this out really quickly. But, hopefully it will be gone on it’s own in a few days and I’ll get back to 100% in order to unpack, which is the really fun part! Nothing can excite me more than having a WHOLE HOUSE that needs to be organized! 🙂 I doubt I’ll be back until at least Tuesday or Wednesday but I’ll be tweeting!