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I’M BACK!

Time to clear the dust off of this here blog because I’m back and it’s 2014! I’ve missed you all dearly but thoroughly enjoyed my time with family and friends before starting the trek to Georgia. But now, let’s get down to business 🙂
We had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and left for Georgia early Thursday morning. We left extremely early, hoping that Nolan would sleep most of the way, and arrived in Knoxville mid-afternoon Friday. After 9 hours in the car, we relaxed with TV, pool time, and junk food 🙂 
We hit the road again early Friday morning and arrived at our new home, Fort Benning, around noon. Our first stop? The hospital. Just in case this diva decided to make her appearance early, we wanted all of our ducks in a row with insurance, records, etc. Our next stop was housing, the first round of movers arriving, and settling in with sushi and sparkling grape juice on the floor. Our housing situation didn’t work out as planned but in the end, we received a newly renovated, 4 bedroom house, and we are extremely happy with it 🙂 
Because I’m a paranoid freak of nature, we decided to have his mom and grandma drive up that night just in case I went into labor. They stayed with us for a week and I am beyond grateful for their help, hands, and generosity. Our house is close to becoming a home and it’s all thanks to them and their help with unpacking, assembling, and watching the little booger when needed. 
While we were out running errands on Sunday, I began to feel really sick. Every few minutes I would feel crampy and pressure, and since I’ve never experienced the onsets of labor, I thought this was the case. So we went to the hospital, thinking it was go time. We walked up to labor and delivery, told them my symptoms, anddddd…. I threw up on the floor, right then and there. I haven’t felt that miserable in a long time and accompanied with other symptoms, I stayed there the next 6 or so hours while they monitored the baby and pumped me full of three IV bags of fluid. Not sure how I got so sick and so quickly but boy am I glad that’s over with! 
Movers came Monday and to my unpleasant surprise, a few of our things were broken/damaged/missing. Apparently we may be reimbursed but considering it’s the army and they are cheap as hell, I’m not holding my breath. We began the daunting process of unpacking and purging and after almost a week, we can see the floor and a light at the end of the tunnel. 
We’ve been living out of boxes (still), eating carry-out, and enjoying our last few days as a family of three. It’s hard to believe it’s almost time to meet this baby but at the same time, I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever. Any day now friends, any day now… 
We also celebrated Bubs’ 2nd birthday and I can’t believe what a big boy he is! You can read my “Dear Nolan” letter on the blog tomorrow and I’m not going to lie, I may or may not have shed a few tears while writing it. 
So glad to be back! What’s been going on with everyone else?! With a new year, I have some new ideas and changes to make around here and I hope you’re all excited as I am!
Happy 2014! 

 

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