a baby and a house

The last few weeks have been stressful, to say the least. Aside from the fear I had over my first ultrasound (will there be a heartbeat? Will it be twins??) we have also been dealing with some living situation changes.

Before getting married my husband and I both owned condos. Once I moved into my husband’s place, we put mine on the market. Where it has remained (on and off) for three and a half years! We have rented it on and off during that time too, trying to not lose too much each month on it. Well last week, after lots of negotiating and long distance phone calls, we accepted an offer on my condo.

We have been casually looking at homes in the area over these last three years as well. We were hoping to find a place once we finally sold my condo and would then rent our current condo until the market gets a little better. We also wanted to capitalize on the low interest rates going on. This is kinda tricky though because I am pretty picky with future homes. We both don’t like moving so we wanted something we would be comfortable in for a long time. We also wanted to find a unique home that has some character, and feels like “home” to us. What we didnt expect was to find it this fast. We found a house we LOVE and put an offer on it just a few days after it was listed. We even got into a bit of a bidding war with another potential buyer. But the seller said she had a good “feeling” about us, so she accepted our offer!

Also, last Friday was our first ultrasound. We were able to get into our high risk MFM specialist for this appointment, and we were so happy to see one healthy, strong heartbeat!! I feel like I am floating lately. These good things will never erase the difficulties we have gone through so far, but it sure feels good to have three huge things go our way, all in ONE week! That is SUCH a change for us.

Obviously a lot could still go wrong with all of these things. I will never feel totally “safe” in this pregnancy, and real estate deals can always fall apart. But for now, I am loving the feeling that things are going our way. I am going to soak it in and enjoy it for as LONG as possible! We have earned it!


6 thoughts on “a baby and a house

  1. I am thrilled for you that you have a healthy baby in there! AND – that you not only sold your place, but found a new place for yourselves! This is wonderful – and takes away a LOT of stress!

  2. I’m so happy for you! This is amazing news all around. Keep those updates coming. I am slow to read and comment, but I am always glad to see news.

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