Thursday, 20 March 2014

Coming Up For Air

I am deep in moving hell but I wanted to come up for air to give a quick update on what's going on. There are immigration forms to fill out, insurance forms to fill out, customs forms to fill out. I think you get the idea here. Lots and lots of forms. Plus there's the whole, "Nothing electrical will work back in the US so you have to sell it all or give it away before you move," thing. Will someone please buy my tumble dryer???

In the midst of all this, I had my anomaly scan yesterday. I hardly had time to be worried about it with everything else going on. Thankfully, all is well with Baby Olea. There she was, moving and kicking around while the doctor tried to capture all the important data via ultrasound. She was of course shy about showing her face so we didn't get great photos, but really all that matters is that she is ok.

We took Frostina with us and she kept wanting to be up on the table with Mommy. The Hubby tried bribing her with food which worked for a while but she got bored staring at her little sister on the TV screen. I forgot that these scans take longer and I think she did a pretty good job overall.

The big move happens next week. By next Friday we will be in Florida in our temporary apartment. It's surreal to think about. I still haven't had time to properly process this. I'm too busy trying to find a new OB and pediatrician for Frostina. This is tricky since we don't really know where we will be living permanently. But I've got to find someone for both of us pretty quickly.

A few friends have offered to throw leaving parties for us. Or, "Leaving Do," as they call them here in England. I'm sure that's when it will hit me that we are actually leaving.

Wow, we are actually leaving.


  1. Good luck! We moved to the UK and back from the US. I still have a bunch of electronics in my basement. The first thing when I got back is I was amazed at how big the stores were and how wide the roads.

  2. I know what you mean about the reality not setting in about moving. Jon's last day at work and Gus' last day at preschool is tomorrow. The movers are coming to pack on Tuesday, the movers are taking our stuff on Wednesday. Wednesday is also the day Jon and Gus will head to IA, my last day of work, and then after work I'll head to IA. Thursday the movers will deliver all our stuff. Ahhhh!!!! It's crazy to think that this is all just a few days away.

  3. Forgot to add that I'm so THRILLED that everything went well with Baby Olea's scan :)

  4. Yay for baby girl's scan.

    Wow is right (on your impending BIG move). I officially welcome you back to the states.

    Is there a craigslist equivalent there to sell your items?

  5. What a great adventure! I just know you will get it done and be settled in time to enjoy the last part of this pregnancy. One form at a time, one call at a time. good luck!

  6. Wow, this move has really come around fast! Best of luck getting everything sorted and settled before you leave. And safe travels!!

  7. wow that was really fast!!! enjoy your last days in London and keep in touch!