Friday, June 27, 2014

An Update

I realized that I haven't updated the blog lately and we've actually had a lot going on over at Casa de Creighton in the last few months, so I thought I would share what we've been up to…

1. I'm pregnant! 28 weeks to be exact. Baby #2 is due September 14th. We are so excited and a little terrified to have 2 babies under the age of 2 (June and this baby will be 20 months apart). In general, this pregnancy has been great other than some morning sickness in the first trimester (nothing compared to my morning sickness with June) and feeling extra tired from running after a toddler all day. In fact, there are times that I kind of forget I'm pregnant until I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror or feel the baby give me a little kick :) Just like we did with June, we are waiting to find out the sex of this baby. Only 3 more months!

2. Paul got a new job! About 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant, Paul was offered a new job as the Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the UC Davis football team. GO AGGIES! I am SO proud of him. He is always working so hard and he really deserves this.

3. We moved to California! Paul went out to California to start work in February and left June and I in Colorado to tie up the loose ends. Not gonna lie, this move was the hardest yet. Being pregnant and taking care of a 13 month old while trying to coordinate an out-of-state move was not easy. Thank goodness for our parents. We could not have done it without their help. They came and packed up our condo in Pueblo and helped with June. We put everything in storage and then June and I went to stay with my parents in Boulder until we could find a place to live in California. Finding a place to live proved to be more difficult than we ever anticipated. After putting offers on three different houses (only to be out-bid each time) and being away from Paul for a month, I decided that I needed to be in Davis where I could continue the house search in person. So, Paul flew to Colorado, we loaded up the car with June and Oscar, and we drove to California where we shacked up with our friends. We are
SO lucky to have such wonderful friends! I really don't know what we would have done without them. After a MONTH of living with them (2 months for Paul-seriously, best friends ever) we finally found a short-term rental to move into.

4. We are buying a house! In April we moved out of our friends' house and into a duplex, but we knew it was just temporary. We sublet from someone whose lease expires at the end of August so we have to be out by the 31st (exactly 2 weeks before my due date..yikes). We continued to look for a place to live and after putting offers on 6 different houses, it was looking like buying a house just wasn't meant to be, but the 7th time must be the charm because our offer was finally accepted! If all goes according to plan, we should be closing mid-July which gives us a little less than two months to move in and get settled before baby #2 makes his/her debut. Whew.

We far :) The past six months have been a roller-coaster. We have been stressed, excited, exhausted, thankful, worried, happy, homeless, and everything in between, but we're still standing :) We are just so thankful for family and friends who have helped us and supported us along the way. We are loving living in California and we can't wait to see what the next few months have in store for us. I'm sure it will only get crazier from here!