Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's Been a Month

We've been here almost a month, and it's interesting. I'm really liking the small town life. No matter what people say about New Yorkers, I will say the one's we've spoken to have been really nice. Maybe that's just NYC... Driving more than 20 min seems like too long now, which you know that in Houston, if you don't go more than 20 min you haven't gone anywhere. Marcus loves his job, and I'm still looking.
Nick acts like whatever. He's gotten through a few speech milestones while here also. He waves bye-bye pretty well and says ba-ba when you say it. Every once in a while he'll say mama and dada. He will laugh when his answers are yes to "Are you hungry," "Do you want milk," "Do you have a poopy?" All in Spanish, of course. It is interesting raising a child in a bilingual household, but everyone says in the long-run it'll be beneficial. Marcus is learning everything that Nick is. I wonder if Nick gets confused when I talk to Marcus in English. I guess we'll see how it turns out.
I don't think I am adjusting as well as Nick though. The entire time I worried that it would take Nick some time and didn't stop to think that I would have adjustment issues. Becoming a stay at home mom is easier said than done. Everyone said that being at home was going to be so great, but I really don't feel that way. Now I feel guilty because I am not happy being home all day when it seems that I should be happy to be with Nick. I'm sure with all the crap we have to worry about it's normal for me to feel depressed, but feeling this bad makes me feel worse. Could it be true that if Mama isn't happy no one is happy?
At least we'll have one less thing to stress about...we sold our home to Prudential. And we're grateful that we won't owe anything with the way the market is.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3rd Day in Corning

The town is nice, but I haven't ventured out much. It's too cold and windy. I said we would take a picture at the Welcome sign and post it on here, but there's about 4 ft of snow surrounding it. Nick and I walked daddy to work at lunch time, and it was too much for the both of us. It's not snowing, but I think we'll wait until it gets a little warmer to really take walks.
Since we're in a hotel until our things get here, it has been a challenge. One room with a dog and a baby all day is not fun. There is no where to escape when the little one is napping, and you can't do much b/c you don't want to wake him up. A barking dog doesn't help either. I just hope that some one doesn't walk by our door and get Leni all riled  up.
We picked up the keys to the apt and took a quick look. Of course, it's smaller than our house, but it'll do til we find the 2nd house of our dreams. It's hard for me to let our 1st house go since that's were so many of our memories took place including Nick's 1st night home and his 1st birthday, and Marcus and my 1st anniversary. I know that I will feel better about being a stay at home mom when we're completely settled in. This hotel room ain't workin' for me right now though.
I don't think it's workin' for Nick either. He has no where to really run around and he only has a few of his toys. If he starts screaming and yelling just b/c he wants to I have to shush him b/c he can be heard down the hall and down 1 level. He's not liking the modified versions of his foods so I have to go back to the yogurt and oatmeal almost every meal. I know this has to be boring.
I know it'll get better soon.

Monday, February 28, 2011

4 months in abbreviation

A ton has happened and it was all blog worthy, but I was too lazy to take 10 min out of my day to type it all out. Here are the last 4 mo in abbreviation:
We found out my sister was pregnant Thanksgiving weekend. Of course, that brought tons of drama b/c she just started collage, and my entire family thinks it's the end of the world if you have a child at a young age and without being married. No, I'm not proud of this, which is why most of my friends don't even know, but I am excited that I will be an aunt soon. Since this has happened, my sister and I have definitely had a closer relationship, and I hope it will continue. She will continue school once the baby is born and has found help through government programs until she is financially stable. It's not a good situation to be in, but there is always a solution. We are her to support her decisions and not dictate her life.
As most of you know, Marcus had been out of a job since March of 2010. I am happy to announce that he has found a great job. I am sad to announce that it is not in Houston. We have moved to Corning, NY. We are excited, nervous and sad. Excited b/c we get to live and see a new part of our great country and it is a new job. Nervous b/c it will just be the 3 of us, we will need to meet new people, and I am out of a job now. Sad b/c we will be 1500 miles away from our families.
Now, I will temporarily be a stay at home mom. I worked part time in Houston since Marcus started his new position and really like spending time with Nick. I just don't think I can do this long-term though. I do plan to make the best of this time, and considering we are not used to this crazy cold, snowy, rainy weather I don't think it will include much time out doors.
The move has brought a lot of stresses. We've had to put our house on the market, look for a new home, quit my job, move out of our house, adjust Nick's sleep and feeding schedules, and make a thousand and one arrangements for all of it.
Yes, our dachshund, Leni, has moved with us. We'd never leave him behind, but I know it will be difficult for him to adjust since he doesn't like the cold or wet. now that I have found a new  love for crocheting, I will have to make him some sweaters and scarves.
I am looking forward to writing more about or great adventure.