The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

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Monday, May 18, 2009

And that's why I'm tired

So...I'm pooped and I have at least 6 hours before I'm off duty, as in Muff goes to bed. We have a pediatrician appointment in an hour and I have to get all of Muff's paperwork updated, as well as try to fill out forms for a baby that hasn't been born yet. The latter totally confuses me because I try to fill out the forms as they request, but I'm not sure of her birth date and stuff and I just get confused. Then to top it all off I'll have to go over the whole move-thing and figure out when Baby Ellie needs to start seeing her new pediatrician. You know, the one that I have yet to call?
I've spent the past two hours or so packing stuff that needs to be in climate-controlled storage, a.k.a. our little two bedroom apartment. We'll be in a two bedroom because that's all that was immediately available. We are planning to live with the bare necessities and use some of the extra space for storing our off-season clothes and pictures and things. Baby Ellie will have to share a room with her Mommy and Daddy. I guess it will be convenient, but not exactly what we had planned for our little baby. The Muffin will probably be living the best of all of us. She'll be closer to her Nana & Pawpaw, cousin Callie and a playground. Her room will be much like it is now and she gets to keep all of her toys out of storage. Big Daddy and I really hope to have permanent housing fast. We are trying not to put too much on our plates right now, so we may not make a permanent decision on building or buying until Baby Ellie is here and settled. I'm not planning to decorate at all, so my focus will be on taking care of my two girls and helping The Muffin get used to all of the changes the best we can.
I've only moved a couple of times my entire life. Needless to say, with one child here and another on the way, I have more stuff now than I did back then.

What's your best moving advice or tip??


Joy said...

Best tip is to carefully label each and every box. Try not to dump a bunch of different things into one box. If you can, be specific, too!

Also, it's good to list what room the box should go in so that once you do get into your new home whoever is helping move can clearly put the boxes in the correct rooms.

Always pack the most unnecessary things first (books, off-season clothes, decorations, make a list of furniture that can be stored, etc.).

And Muffin should help pack up her room. It'll help her feel involved and part of the process.

I love packing and moving! I hope it goes very smoothly for you guys!!!

Tara said...

Honestly, if you can afford it, hire movers. When we moved this last time, we hired movers since I was pregnant and no one would let me lift anything. The movers wrapped our furniture in blankets, loaded up boxes and furniture, took down beds, etc., unloaded everything, placed it where we wanted it and even set up the beds again. We just had to put things in cabinets and make the place a home. It is a job!!!!

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