An overdue update!Thursday, April 18, 2013
Whew! The last few weeks have felt sort of like a whirlwind, and I am a little sad I wasn't documenting more of our adventures. Two weeks ago, the packers arrived at our house, and boxed up everything we own. We loaded our van and headed to a friends house, to stay until Max checked out of his unit. A few days after the packers came, the loaders came, put those cute little stickers on every single box and piece of furniture, and hauled it all onto a huge truck. Max and I spent the next day cleaning up the house, so we could hand in the keys. It was a bit sad saying goodbye to the house - it was the place that we first became a family in, and I will hold such fond memories from our time there!
Max checked out of his unit last Friday, and the following day, we were up bright and early, saying goodbye to the East Coast, and our dear friends in NC. We took 4 days to make our way to Tucson, AZ, where my parents live, and where the kids and I will stay for a week or so, until we have a house in CA, and our stuff has arrived. Max goes ahead to CA this weekend, to start getting things in order, and then checking into his new unit. He'll be starting his language courses in about 10 days.
Our long road trip out here went fairly well, and I think the kids did great, considering they are rambunctious toddlers who were constrained to the car for hours on end! We had some tears, but mostly lots of laughter and goofy stories. Ezra kept telling us the whale was attacking our car. And Eliana kept singing made-up songs. Evie did pretty well too! It sure was nice to finally make it to Tucson, and get out of the car, knowing we were going to be here more than a night!
I am headed to MN this weekend, to celebrate a dear friend and her soon-to-be-here baby boy. It will be the first time that I leave the kids (except Evie, since I am the food source, lol), other than when I had Evie and was in the hospital! I am sure they'll be excited to be with their Bibi and Babu for the weekend, and I am really looking forward to a girls weekend, and seeing family.
The kids seem to be doing well with the move. We had some separation issues with Ezra, at church, in the last few weeks. I think it had to do with all the big changes going on. We've been having issues with Evie the last few weeks, and especially at night. She wakes up screaming, like she is in pain or has really bad gas, arching her back, inconsolable, scratching at her face and neck. She doesn't sleep for more than 3-4 hours at a time, and this mama is feeling so worn out. I am beginning to wonder if she isn't reacting to something I eat, like dairy or nuts. I've had some suspicions for awhile, but the last few days have been particularly hard, and I think it's because of some of the food we ate along the way. When I mentioned a lot of these things to the Doc, he said she just must be gassy, but she seems so upset and it's been happening every night lately, and we don't know what to do. Poor baby!
Anyways, we are enjoying the warm, sunny weather in Tucson, and are excited to finally get to CA, and get settled into our new house.