This may be my last post for a while, or it may not. I'm not sure when our internet here will actually be cut off, or how much time I'll have before we actually move.
We're finally packing up, and just about finished with the summer! This is the last week for Jerrod, (YAY!!) and we're hoping to be heading back to Idaho on Monday! That's if I actually get packed this week while Jerrod is gone working. Unfortunately, either our baby or my body seems to have other plans for me, so the packing is slow going.
This summer has been good for us. Though not quite as good as we'd hoped, but we should have sufficient for our needs while Jerrod's back in school this year, so that is a huge blessing. We're really hoping this is our last summer doing this job, but we've hoped that several times, so we'll see.
So hopefully next Monday, we'll load up our van to start our trek west. Once we get to Idaho I have a way too long to do list, and way too little time to accomplish everything that needs to be done. We're hoping to arrive back by the 6th. My due date is one month 4 days later. After getting to Idaho we still need to~
*Get a locksmith to let us into our storage unit. (Thanks hun for putting that key "somewhere safe..")
*Get the key, and move into our new place.
*Set up utilities, and internet.
*Set up the kids bed, possibly buy new mattresses..
*Buy a bed for mom and dad.
*Get rid of as much stuff from our storage unit as possible, so we never have to move it again.
*Meet with our Idaho midwife (for the first time.) and then subsequent weekly visits.
*Buy everything needed for a new baby, as we'd just gotten rid of our baby stuff a couple months before finding out another was on it's way. I don't even remember what all you need? Diapers, wipes, onesies? (We do have a crib and some clothes..)
*Plan and arrange everything for Sariah's baptism on the 13th of September. (Everyone's invited. It's at my parent's stake center. If you need more information, give me a call.)
*Get her special baptism gifts.
*Get Jerrod started in school, and his new job.
*Get enough groceries to make and freeze as many meals as possible before the baby comes.
*Get the house clean.
So, as you can see, by the end of September, we'll be completely out of energy and money.
Luckily, my babies (and my body) in the past haven't been ready for early arrivals. (Sariah was induced early, Essi was induced 2 weeks late.) So, hopefully this baby waits to come. (I can't believe I just said that! I've been ready for this baby to come since I found out he was going to back in February. It's not been a pretty pregnancy.)
So.. Half of me (Probably my physical half.) is hoping that this little man makes his debut in time to become a Virgo rather than a Libra, or worse, a Scorpio. (A Virgo would have him a little more than 2 weeks early, Scorpio would have him a little less than 2 weeks late..) I don't really care what his sign is, I'm just anxious to be able to walk again, sleep on my stomach, and feel like my body is mine again. (Though I'm expecting that to take a while after the baby.) The other half (the half that's read about preterm risks, and the other logical parts of me, so maybe not quite half...) thinks it would be great to wait. Then I'll have more time to finish my to do list.
So, I'd love your well wishes and prayers. Also, a word of advice. Never move within 5 months before or after having a baby. It stinks.