Thursday, October 15, 2009

Big News: Better Late Than Never

I know from the title and my two-and-a-half-week absence you're expecting to see a picture of a pee stick with two brazen lines but you're about to feel cheated. I'm sorry to disappoint but I do have other exciting news to share.

DH and I are BUYING OUR FIRST HOUSE!

I know, I know, we just moved to this house back in February. Our lease isn't even up for another year. WTF are we thinking, moving again so soon?! But this just sorta landed in our lap and it was too good a deal to pass up. It's a brand spankin' new home. Energy efficient. Good neighborhood. Room to grow. Did I mention it is brand new? After weighing the risks vs. the benefits, we decided to jump on it. The $8k government tax credit certainly won't hurt. And we're confident our current residence will rent quickly. We've only had it posted for four days and we already have two showings scheduled. Hopefully, we won't end up having two payments. Cross your fingers.

We've ordered the appliances (all stainless), cabinets, countertops and the flooring. We're pretty much ready to settle right before Thanksgiving. It will be hectic but we'll be able to relax in our new home just in time for Christmas. Yippee!

Owning a home has been a dream of ours for what seems like eons. We are finally bringing that dream to life. Our hard work and our sacrifices are paying off. We couldn't be happier.
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It's cycle day... oh, I don't know. I've lost count. But I believe it's in the early fifties. I spotted for two days and then nada. I'm so over it. I have enough to occupy my time at the moment so it's not driving me too insane. Yet. I'm sure as the holidays approach, the baby fever will burn bright. But I digress.

Nate is doing great, although he did manage to get his first fat lip last week. DH was playing with him on the bed when he flipped off and either hit or bit through his lip. There were copious amounts of blood and I freaked out. I believe screaming was involved, actually. We rushed him to the hospital but thankfully, he didn't need stitches. At first, I felt like the world's worst mother but after much consolation from friends and family, I feel less inadequate. The wound has pretty much closed up now and you can hardly tell there was ever an incident. Needless to say, Nate is no longer allowed on our bed. I'd rather be a party pooper than see my baby with stitches in his face. I did manage to take a picture to document this unfortunate "first".



Oh, and did I mention my little man now sleeps through the night? Seriously. It's been a solid week of sleeping straight through from 8pm to 7am. After several teasers, I thought this would never happen. It only took 14.5 months. Better late than never!

12 comments:

Mommy Shoes said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world of home ownership.

Shelli said...

Congrats! That is a huge step, and very exciting!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Yep, totally thought that was where you were going! Congrats on the house!

JJ said...

Congrats! Have fun moving in and getting all settled!

Fertilized said...

Congratulations! Sorry bout hte fat lip but Woooo hoo for hte sleeping

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Whoa! Congratulations! So fantastic that the whole thing is new.

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

Congrats and best wishes on the new house! So exciting! And STTN?? Yay!!! Isn't sleep wonderful? ;)

Janna said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your new home!! How exciting!!!! And YEA for sleeping through the night!!!

Dr. Grumbles said...

Congrats on the new home! Sorry the little guy took a spill (JAG just got a cut below her eye today - scary)!

Mel said...

Congratulations on the new house! How exciting. It is so fun having a brand new house, you will love it. :)

Priscila said...

Congrats! That big!@!!!! Cant wait for pictures
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Me said...

Congrats on the house!