I would say since August 10th, my world has been nonstop. This is not because I've been having loads of fun, although this past Saturday we went to the Delaware Water Gap and had a wonderful day. Stress has been the keyword to my existence. Even though the shower was spectacular, we're are bombarded with gifts all over our living room/dining room (not that I'm complaining about that; trust me, I'm very grateful). What we're (and yes Dan is stressed, too) overwhelmed with is the fact that we're moving.
Yes, we're moving in the next few weeks with a newborn, a dog, and a whole bunch of stuff. Now you see where the stress is coming from? We're actively apartment hunting and we're doing it in Jersey. My mom offered to babysit William and it makes sense to move back to Jersey. Of course, our lease is up at the end of September, which is the reason why we're moving when Will is only a couple of weeks old.
We haven't stopped looking at places, driving back and forth to Jersey, and being utterly exhausted from all of this. Did I mention that I am now nine months pregnant? Well, it caught up to me today and I had to stay home from work. I hate doing that, but it had to be done. I did manage to wash all of Will's stuff and squeeze some hours of nap time. I'm also cooking a really nice dinner for Dan (poor guy, I've been lacking in that department lately). Not to mention, we've been searching for apartments and trying to make appointments to go see them.
The problem we're running into is our Louie. Jersey is not pet friendly, which is why we ended up in the Bronx to begin with. Fortunately, I have been finding places that do allow pets, but getting them is another question. I have faith that we'll find something soon (we're going to see a place tomorrow). We just have to start packing, which is why Will's stuff is still out and about. Aghhhh!
I will leave you with a picture of me lightly hiking at the Delaware Water Gap. We went with Dan's aunt, uncle, and cousin and had a blast. The day was perfect only going up into the 70's. We napped, hiked (it wasn't the usual hiking we do), and explored the area around us. Dan also played some ball with his cousin. We definitely ate plenty of food. It was great!