Monday, June 30, 2008

Settling In

Where has the time gone? It's hard to believe we've only been in our house for a little over three weeks. I have to admit after looking at the calendar, it does make me feel a little better about what we've accomplished in that time. The first two weeks were spent unpacking boxes, sorting through things to see what we could give away, and putting together furniture. One of the time consuming jobs was having to clean everything that had not been covered while in storage in California. The things not covered were graciously covered in ash.

Last week found us trying to get back to some sort of a routine. We started school back up and will finish Caleb's second grade year at the end of this week. Caleb is thrilled to know that he will officially be a third grader. The plan is to take most of July off after this week, start back up at the beginning of August and work until Silas arrives. That will allow us to enjoy those first few weeks after Silas joins our family without the pressure of school.

On a pregnancy update, I'm 30 weeks pregnant. I have yet to find a midwife or ob/gyn that I feel is a good fit. This has caused me quite a bit of tears over the past couple of weeks. I don't want to settle for just some doctor or midwife, but it appears that I may have to do that. It really frustrates me since I loved my midwife in California. The same has gone for pediatricians. I took Caleb to a doctor for his 8 year old check up only to be disappointed. He would be fine for Caleb's age, just not for my younger ones. Levi and I have an appointment tomorrow with a doctor a little farther from our house that I'm praying will be able to direct me to a great midwife or ob/gyn. If she can't help point me in the right direction, I will call my list of ob/gyns that people have recommended. The good news is I did visit a doctor (not a fit) who did a sonogram and Silas looks good. That made me feel a little better.

I know I said I'd post pictures, but I just haven't gotten to it. Every time I get a room just right, something seems to happen to it. Kerry finally went through the garage last week and found several boxes that needed to come in the house. Some of those were boxes of clothes that needed to be washed. Now I'm in the middle of matching paint so we can touch up spots from where pictures have been hung in the past. We couldn't find all of the paint here, so I've been to Home Depot and Lowe's in an attempt to match the paint. I think we've found all the paint matches and Kerry will be picking up the paint after work today. I've also had to rearrange slightly to put tvs in rooms, something that we did not to in the beginning. I would have been glad to do it, but I didn't feel like I should be lifting tvs above my waist. Direct TV came out this weekend and now we can watch things besides DVDs. We are waiting for the internet company to come to the house which will hopefully be this week. My goal now is to have the house put together before we go back to Texas to visit. I'll try to update more often in the days to come.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

What a journey you guys have been on. You've accomplished a great deal! Sorry about the stress of not finding a good doctors. That is so important, and I understand your uneasiness about it. I'll be praying this happens quickly for you and that you don't have to settle for someone you aren't comfortable with. Hang in there, your house will feel like a home soon! Love to you guys.