Thursday, February 25, 2010

Is it Spring Yet?

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. With all of the moving, I couldn't find the USB cord for the camera but this afternoon I finally found it! We are now in our furnished apartment and it is soo much better than the TLFs. The only downside is that we're on the third floor and it's kind of a pain to let Rascal out but other than that it's great! :) We've been enjoying living here. I have made a few trips to the local Target and Dairy Queen so life is good! :) It's been super cold here and I am so ready for spring to get here. I have really turned into a wimp. I keep looking at the weather in Columbus, MS and it just makes me sad so I just count the number of days until spring instead. Brian is all in-processed and only has to go to PT (physical training) Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings so we've had time to explore the area, go shopping, watch the Olympics, and enjoy the last quiet weeks we'll have together before the baby comes. We finally got Tricare all switched over so I was able to get all set up with a new OB-GYN. I had the option to be seen on base by military doctors or to be seen off base by a civilian provider. I chose to go off base because the hospital is much closer to our new home. My new doctor's name is Dr. Heather Taggart and I had my first appointment with her yesterday. I love the hospital and the practice and feel so much better that it's all set up and I have a doctor again! Brian and I signed up for some childbirthing classes too which Brian is oh so looking forward to and will have those on March 6th (it's just a one day 8 hour class). So everything is coming together. We're just waiting patiently to close on our home and then soon after that our little one will be here! I'm at 31 weeks now and life is getting much more uncomfortable but I know it's all worth it and other than that the pregnancy is still going really well. It's really starting to get real that we're going to have a baby soon and that giving birth is in the near future! I have another ultrasound next Wednesday to see how big the baby is and I'm so excited to see how big he's gotten because by the way he moves and kicks he feels pretty big! :) Here are some pictures from our recent adventures:

My little man and I recovering from the move. He's the best snuggle partner ever!

Rascal playing ball in the snow. He absolutely loves the snow and there is plenty!

Before he got his haircut, after playing in the snow

Brian in the Old Market, a tourist area in downtown Omaha

Me at 29.5 weeks pregnant

Me at 31 weeks pregnant front view

31 weeks, getting bigger! :)

Rascal relaxing and enjoying his new life in Nebraska

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

We Made It!!

Hello from snowy, cold Bellevue, NE! We made it! It's been a crazy week!! We finally got the ok from TMO last week and they were able to come move our things that Thursday, the 4th. However, I guess that they usually send someone out a day in advance to pack up the things so that when the movers get there, all they have to worry about is packing it up and driving it to the destination. We did not know this. So I don't know if they didn't do this because of our time crunch or what, but when the movers came on Thursday, they were not prepared for our things to not be packed. They weren't happy, but packed our things and 14 hours (yes, 14 hours) later our things were on their way! It was a long day but I was just happy that they were able to move our things. So at 1 am once they were gone, Brian and I tried to clean the apartment the best that we could so that we could check out of our apartment and make our way to Omaha. We got up the next morning at 6 am, finished cleaning, Brian outprocessed, got our apartment inspected, and we began our journey to Nebraska! We stopped for the night in Springfield, MO because I was exhausted and then drove the rest of the way on Saturday. We got in to Nebraska at about 12 pm and then met with our realtor at 1:30 pm! We looked at 12 houses and by that time I was ready to crash! We're staying in the temporary housing right now at Offutt AFB and it's really really tiny barely bigger than our bedroom at our apartment so we were very motivated to find a house. The next day we looked at 4 houses and we absolutely fell in love with two of them. It was a really hard decision but we decided on one, and made an offer all before the Superbowl! Within two hours we heard back from the sellers and they accepted our offer but extended the closing date by a week. So by Sunday night, 30 hours after we arrived in Nebraska we had a house! The family that we're buying it from is military as well, moving to Texas, so they were very motivated to sell. We are closing on it on March 22 and we're going to move into a furnished apartment for a month because this TLF is just too small to live in for over a month. We absolutely love the area we're going to be living in and couldn't be happier! It's definitely a step up from Columbus. So that's what has been going on with us! Here are some pictures of the outside of our new home. We have an inspection on Thursday and I will take pictures of the inside and post them later!

This is the subdivision we'll be living in

The outside of the home

Another view of the outside as I was driving by! :)

The neighborhood

Another view
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