It has certainly been a very busy week in the Davies household as we have been packing up to move house. Hubby has taken on most of the responsibility and has been running around like a blue-arsed fly sorting out all the paperwork and such like, while I have mostly been on childcare. Moving house with a 3 month old baby is not recommended although I do stand by my comment that I’m glad I’m not having to do it whilst pregnant.
Usually, with things like this I’m the organised one. I’m a planner and a see-er through-er. I’ll get an idea in my head of what’s to be done and roll my sleeves up and get stuck in. Which is why I’ve found this house move particularly frustrating as I can’t do much until baby is asleep. And as you can probably guess baby has decided sleeping in his crib during the day is totally over rated. Sleeping in the sling is fine but I can’t do much lumping and bumping with him on me. Then of course everyone still needs to eat, laundry still needs to be done etc. etc. On top of the general manic busy-ness of a house move my car needed it’s MOT this week, eldest’s school was closed for the EU referendum vote one day and half of today was taken up with sports day too.
Thankfully we’ve had a lot of offers of help from friends and family which we’ve gladly accepted. I’m still getting to grips with readily trusting people will help us but sure enough they have and we are so grateful! Rich’s sister has been on hand to mind the baby while my 6yr/o was at school and it turns out she has ‘the touch’. Baby fell asleep on her for hours. I actually think he’s missing her today! That was great because it meant I could do some physical stuff and get some boxes packed and get some kind of organisation in my head. I felt a bit removed up until then.
We knew we had loads to do but there was even more than we thought. Having lived here for 9yrs we have filled every nook and cranny with junk. So alongside packing our belongings there was a lot of clearing to do too. Hubby had help from his friends to clear the attic and the shed and that was a good few tip runs. I was glad of that because our shed was like a bush tucker trial. Eww.
So there has been a lot of lasts here this week and we got the keys for our new house today. Tomorrow we will be saying goodbye to this house and moving into a new chapter of our lives in a new town. We have been very happy in this house and I’ll admit I am quite emotional about leaving. My wedding car picked me up from the porch here, we returned here the first day as a wedded couple, brought our first baby home here and my 2nd baby was born in the bathroom here. We’ve gone from coming home drunk and loud together every weekend to making it our family home.
It’s going to be a crazy day tomorrow. See you on the other side!