Packing

The moving boxes I ordered arrived yesterday. At first I was super energized and excited. I figured I could start packing all the non-essential stuff. But with one box half-full I’m already overwhelmed. The stuff that fits into boxes will be easy. It’s all the stuff that doesn’t, that just sits around until you actually move it, like all the stuff on the walls…

This morning I took pictures of Nora’s bedroom, below are a few. I was kind of sad to think we will be leaving her first room. It’s not where she came to when we left the hospital, but it was her first real decorated for her room. I guess I wanted the pictures so I can look back later and remember before I start taking everything off her walls too. It occurred to me this morning that Nora might not do well with this move. Will she sleep well in her strange to her new room?

I’m hoping part of me feeling overwhelmed is the fact that my sitter is on vacation this week. Well, sort of. Her aunt died rather unexpectedly so she needed the time off for the funeral and such. I guess that’s the hard part about in-home care, they aren’t always open. If I were here alone without the girls I could get so much more accomplished. I haven’t even showered today. And while we really, really need groceries, the thought of ‘getting ready’ for that, and hauling the girls out, seems like too much work. Eric hasn’t gotten home until long after the girls are in bed the past several nights, so no guarantee I’ll want to run to the store once he’s home. Him coming home super late though has reminded me that us moving won’t really change much on that front. When he’s on-call he’s super busy, so maybe just easier to have him out of town. His phone rings all night, I won’t miss that waking me up hourly!

Nadia’s renal ultrasound was normal so we’re stopping her medicine and we’ll see how she does. If she developed another urinary tract infection they will probably want to do more testing and/or put her back on meds. I’m hoping she really does grow out of this like most children.

The past couple days Nadia has been pulling up to the couch a lot, but then stands there and cries as she isn’t sure how to gracefully get down. I don’t remember Nora crying, wondering what to do… Our last visit with the PT the recommendation was made to do some stretching with Nadia’s legs. The PT thought she felt some tightness in one leg, and thought maybe Nadia was dragging the same leg when ‘walking’ in the gate trainer I think it was called. I didn’t see any of this, as they insist on taking her back alone, so I’m not sure if she really isn’t using one leg as much, or if she just hasn’t figured out walking yet. She won’t technically be one for another month yet.

Shower and groceries, or relax and pack while the girls are napping? I rarely get them both down at the same time.  I’m tempted to pack. Tomorrow morning I have MOPs so I’ll get ready or that, perhaps groceries can wait until tomorrow afternoon. Oh, but what to make for dinner…

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