Monday, November 8, 2010

The Big Move

Yes, we successfully moved from our one bedroom apartment into a two bedroom this weekend. And though that move took two days, many helping hands (thank you Roger and Kathy), and a sore back or two, the big move award goes to Rose. Saturday morning, before our very eyes, we watched Rose finally move her knees forward along with her hands and crawl across the empty living room floor. It's clumsy, and sometimes it doesn't work out as planned. But no doubt about it, Rose is crawling!

I'm tempted to end this post right there, as I won't beat that news today. But I wouldn't be giving this weekend its due without a few more details. For instance, Grandma and Grandpa Livingston graciously agreed to have Rose sleep over, not only Friday night, but Saturday night as well. I feel like I was able to catch up on weeks of much needed sleep in those two nights. Today, I woke up feeling like a new woman. And, Trevor and I were able to accomplish a lot more moving in those hours of our daughter's absence than we would have managed otherwise. Though, I'm betting Roger and Kathy find that hard to believe, considering all the help they provided moving and cleaning after bringing Rose home!

Last night, all the movers had quite a treat when Nellie and Tim came by with a big pot of homemade pork chili. Yum! Rose had a chance to show off her new moves, and the rest of us kicked up our feet and enjoyed a great meal and great company all around.

In other big news, Rose spent her first night in her new crib in her own room last night. And she didn't miss a beat: asleep at 6:30, up at 12, up at 4, and awake for the day at 6:30am. I, on the other hand, woke up every few hours to check out the action on the new baby monitor video screen. Trevor, patiently putting up with me: "What's our girl doing?" Me: "Sleeping."

And, the crib looks great!

Thank you to Roger and Kathy for donating all of your time and energy this weekend to watching Rose, moving our stuff, cleaning our apartment and building the crib. Thank you to Trevor for putting in the work and sweat of four men. Thank you to Jordan for being two of those four men for a little while on Sunday. And thank you to Nellie and Tim for the yummy goodness.

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