We made all the important calls to the parents and family to let them know that instead of the one baby they knew was coming, it was going to be a two package deal! It was fun telling everyone that we were expecting twins due to the reactions of each person. There was disbelief, happiness, concerns, questions, and a lot of pauses to take in the information. We have another appoint in 4 weeks, for ultrasounds of each baby. We are looking forward to seeing the progress of each ones development. At this point, we are unsure if they are fraternal, identical, or the sex of each.
So that was one of the major news flashes of our week, the other is we purchased and moved into our first house last week. We finally moved out of the two bedroom, 3rd floor apartment that we were living in with our dog's. It was a pain to have to take the dogs out every day so they could take care of business. Up and down three flights of stairs, was trying on a normal day, but with Cherie being prego, I am sure it was really wearing her out.
We purchased a two story, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 1600 sq ft home to start our family in. It is a beautiful house with hardwood through out the living, dining, kitchen, and breakfast space. It has a back family room, with all bedrooms on the second floor. The two upstairs bathrooms may be a bit small, but we decided to make the two baths into his and hers. This will enable us to not get in each others way while getting ready in the morning.
The house is located in Beaverton, OR about half way between each others work. So that will increase my commute from across the street(2 mins) to about 15 min, and Cherie's will decrease from 30 to about 15 mins. When Cherie got back from her trip to Dallas, we packed every day in a rush to get moved out of our apartment on time. We hired movers to do all the lifting and moving of our household goods to the house. We did not feel up to asking everyone we knew locally to help move from our 3rd floor apt to the house. We decided to maintain their friendship instead! Best decision ever. It took the movers 7 1/2 hrs to move us. I could only imagine if we tried to do it ourselves. It would have taken at least 3 - 4 days of doing it part time.
So for the last couple days, I have been busy taken care of all the little things that needed to be fixed, along with keeping up with the yard work that has not been done in a couple weeks. While I am doing this, Cherie flew out to Las Vegas on Saturday morning to participate in a trade show for work. She gets to relax at the pools, and eat great food, while I am stuck in a new house with lots of boxes to move, and unpack. I am also currently with out cable, so it has been very quite around the house except for the dogs to keep me company at night. My IPod with docking station (thanks Lara & Charlie) has been playing non stop to keep me from going crazy in a quiet, empty house. I am sure if the neighbors seen me through the windows, they would think I am a great dancer and singer while I am unpacking, or they could be thinking the new neighbor is CRAZY!!
I wish I had taken some pics of the house to post, but I have not gotten around to breaking out the camera yet. I will make sure over the next couple days to do just that, and get them posted so everyone can take a peak! Until then I will be unpacking, and patiently waiting for my love to return home!!