So today is a new day and so much to do! Moved house Saturday and boy was it a big day.. We had already loaded the truck with all our furniture the night before so come Saturday morning we packed the last few items in the house, like our fridge and mattress etc and we left. We had so much help from family and friends making the move so much easier! We are forever grateful to them otherwise it would have been more stressful to move especially with a newborn to consider. My parents came home from their weekend away and the house was full of boxes! We could barely move around that’s how unorganized it was. Once we started unpacking things became clearer and not so daunting, this is it, we can finally save for a house!
We had a fairly relaxed day yesterday, I still kept organising and unpacking little bits and pieces like our daughters clothes and nappies etc. Her room is slowly but surely coming together and our room is essentially set up. I even managed to review our budget this morning and needless to say it looks amazing and we will definitely have a deposit saved within 12 months. Trying to take advantage of me being home and using my parental leave income to get back on track and start saving. Grant is definitely feeling much better about everything now that there is an end in sight to all this mayhem!
Our daughter is amazing as always and growing so fast! I can’t believe how quickly she is developing! She can basically hold her head up on her own now and she’s only 4 weeks old!! She is now trying to coo and communicate with us, plus she is starting to get frustrated with laying down. She wants to be upright all the time so I believe very soon I’m not going to have a lot of time to just put her in bed and do housework or anything else that might need doing. I have to learn to let go a little. I feel I should have everything done yesterday so I can relax but then feel that I should be continuously doing something. Did that make sense? Probably not, ha! Anxiety can get the better of me sometimes.
We have to go and clean the old house today, there is some rubbish that we have yet to toss and definitely need to just get the house clean so we can hand back the keys as soon as possible. The sooner the better because then the real estate can start showing the house for the next renter and hopefully it goes fast so we can get some money back on the rent we have paid. It’s a relief not having to rent anymore, I’ve done it for too long and it’s just delayed everything I wanted to do before I had a baby. I wanted to at least be in a position to buy a house (Nope! didn’t happen), I wanted to go on one last baby free holiday with my fav guy (didn’t happen either) and be debt free (Yep! You guessed it!).
Either way, I love being a mother and a stay at home one at that! You’re on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week but it is so rewarding. I’m not going to lie, it has been super tough adjusting to motherhood. The sleep deprivation takes it toll on you and last night I managed to get a solid 6 hours of sleep!! Thanks to my baby daddy for taking on the night feed for me! He so amazing and such a natural at being a dad! I can see how smitten he is with our daughter and I look forward to the rest our lives being parents and partners in life!
Today is a good day and I look forward to closing the day with a scotch and coke in hand, potentially catching up on some Netflix!! For all of you out there, I hope your day is as good as mine 🙂