1.23.2010

Settling in...

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome of Miss Sophie....She's peeking in to say hi!!!


It always amazes me how quickly you forget what life was like before a new baby in the family arrives. Things are going so smoothly here despite the chaos of a move 3 days away. And Sophie is the most perfect little sweetie pie, I feel so incredibly blessed to be her mommy. The kids are doing so well adjusting to her as well. I expected a bit of lashing out from Shay but he is even surprising me. I give all the credit to Sophie though because I believe if she was high maintenance Shay would have more of an issue with her. But her laid back attitude gives Shay enough time to still be attached to me. So she is already a pro at keeping the peace it seems :)....

As far as our move...The container just showed up yesterday and the next few days will be full of packing and loading it up. Monday they will come pick it up and haul it toward our destination. And we will begin our cross country trip on Tuesday. Planning a stop in Texas for Scott's family to see the baby. And then continue on our journey west. It's so exciting and stressful at the same time....

For those who are curious, yes the Army will move you but we have had quite an experience with damage and losing things from the companies the Army uses. So to save ourself the hassle we opted to do it ourselves. It's definitely more work but knowing our stuff is safe and making a little extra money for the hard work, is worth the hassle in our opinion. Hopefully it continues to be a better choice as we go along..

I am just super anxious to get to California and hopefully get into a new place very soon so I can feel settled and secure. For now it's crazy town :)

10 comments:

NurseExec said...

She's gorgeous! Good luck with the move :)

beck said...

Just wanted to say congratulations!! I've been away so missed the arrival of your beautiful Sophie. Well done and good luck with the move. I hope you get enough rest! Take care xo

Kate said...

She is divine Amanda! I hope you get a few moments here and there just to watch her.
Bet its great to see her hat collection finally in use.
Good luck with the move. XX

dillpickle said...

She looks and sounds really lovely - I'm glad she's settling in nicely! Lovely hat, too ;-)

Best wishes for the next few days....x

m.e (Cathie) said...

aww, so blissful.
all the best with the chaotic next few days, but so very exciting new adventures ahead.
hugs

Miss Muggins said...

Hope the move goes smoothly. Sophie is just adorable - giving us a little wink!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh, she is really beautiful - and great to hear she's a good little angel too, you have been blessed! I wish you all the best with the move hope it all goes smoothly x

Catherine said...

Congratulations Amanda on your beautiful new addition.:) I hope the move goes smoothly and you find a new home to settle into.:)

74 Lime Lane said...

safe travelling!
she is divine! glad to see you are all settling in well!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Oh she is so precious! My no. 4 is as easy as can be. Glad your no. 5 is too xox