Tuesday, July 17, 2007

So close!

Well, we had our pre-settlement walk-through of our house - it's all done! I went back Monday after work to make sure they fixed the few tiny little scratches in the paint. Then on July 30th, the day after we get back from vacation, we close! That week we will be buying a washer, dryer, refrigerator, and oven, and the BIG moving day is the following Saturday! I can't believe it's almost here! Yipeeeeeeeeee!!! Last week when we visited the house Marissa had a blast cuz she could finally walk around and I didn't have to worry about splinters, nails, etc. She ran in circles around the kitchen island!

Last Friday, Rach came with me to watch the triplets and Seth for the evening. She'd be dying to meet them, and we had sooooo much fun! They were all so great with Marissa, and Marissa wanted to hold everyone's hand! Too cute! I forgot how much fun that job was and I miss it!

Great story:
While I'm on the computer during the day, I let Rissa roam around upstairs by herself because it's all baby-proofed. She likes to turn the radio on and dance to music too. Well, Friday morning she woke up at 5:55am, I nursed her back to sleep, and then raced back to bed to catch some more sleep before I had to be up at 7:30 to get ready for the meeting at the house. Well, at 6am, I started hearing weird noises coming through the monitor, and it sounded like heavy breathing. Then I heard Marissa start freaking out and crying pretty hard. So I ran into her room, only to discover that while playing the day before, she had set the "ocean sounds" alarm to go off at 6am. Well, of course after that she wouldn't go back to sleep quickly, so I let her cry for a few minutes, and we both went back to sleep. But then she woke up again at 7, so I nursed her in bed with me, and she fell back asleep, but I didn't. So I put her back in bed, and by that time I had to get up for the day. So I only got 6 hours of sleep all night, because I was up late feeling sick the night before. So after the meeting at the house, I was all excited to get home and put her down for a nap so I could catch up on sleep. But wouldn't you know it, I had to get gas, and there was an accident on my way home, so she fell asleep in the car. Then when we got home, I was going to nurse her back to sleep, cuz sometimes she'll do that. But of course, not this time. So I put a children's show on tv, and curled up on the couch and just let her play for a bit. Next thing I knew I woke up to a loud crash, and she had knocked Rach's laptop off the tv tray (she had been typing on it too apparently, cuz a bunch of windows were up - lol). I know I didn't really sleep long, but for the 3-4 minutes I fell asleep, she certainly managed to get into trouble. Lol. She finally went down for a nap after lunch, and I got an hour of sleep then, but I was really out of it all day! I'm so glad Dan agreed to wake up with Rissa this morning, and let me sleep til 10! It felt sooooo good!

Well, I've been trying to pack for vacation and for moving. We've actually gotten quite a bit done. It's very overwhelming though! I'm still working this week (Monday and Wednesday) then Thursday we leave for vacation! Then when we come back, lots of exciting stuff is happening! I know I haven't been updating as much as usual, but once we get back from vacation and start moving, I'll be back in full swing, I promise!

1 comment:

Jillian said...

Thank you for all of your information on breastfeeding. I saw your grandma walking in my parent's neighborhood and I mentioned to her that you were very helpful. She's so sweet!

Good luck moving and all of that. That is so exciting that you got to build a house. I bet you can't wait to get your hands on it and put all of your things just as you want them!

Those are great stories about Marissa. She sounds absolutely precious!