We're in Maine! I think it has rained everyday so far. My dear Watson went through his first week of orientation and now the real thing starts up on Monday. Apparently this summer semester is the very hardest. The advice previous students gave spouses was to pay attention and make sure their spouse takes a break from studying every now and then. Apparently there is enough stuff to learn that you could study 24/7 and still not be fully prepared for the test.
My mom left today. She was amazing. She unpacked my ENTIRE house. It would have taken me months to do it. I was in charge of unpacking my bedroom and by Thursday mom finally came in and did it because I was making no progress :). But hey, I feed my baby a bagillion times a day and change his diapers too, so....I do stuff.
We've already met some great people - neighbors, ward members, class mates etc. I think we'll like it here. We are both trying to figure out how we are going to do everything. How do we take care of ourselves, our family, and all the day-to-day essentials? I'm not really sure yet, but I guess we'll give it a go and find out soon. If you remember, please keep us in your prayers. The truth is, we're going to need all the help we can get. I think we're scared to death.
I'm feeling great physically. Still a little rocky emotionally though. Hormones. New baby. Big move. I'm not sure what to blame it on, but I'm a little sensitive. Our biggest scare right now is that we're not sure what to do for medical coverage for Redd and me. We will apply for Medicaid but it could take up to 6 weeks for them just to review the application....so, not sure what to do in the meantime. Hopefully we get that figured out.
Redd is adorable. According to my scale, he weighs 8 lbs. He's a little gassy so that means fussy at times, but really he isn't bad. He eats and then sleeps or sometimes he likes to be awake looking around, but I don't have to always hold him in order for him to be happy. He doesn't like to be cold, so baths, lotion, diaper changes and clothes changes are all really frustrating to him. He does that cry where he doesn't breath for a few seconds almost every time he gets his diaper changed. I don't like that very much.
We made it through all this crazy stuff and now we just have to endure the challenges ahead. It seems like everything has worked out so far, so we should expect things to work out from now on as well. Before we know it, this will all just be routine.
|The kitchen. We bought that pantry because there isn't enough cupboard space.|
|View from the front room.|
|Our purple couch. I'm not complaining, it's my favorite color.|
|Sleeping with daddy.|