The past two weeks I have been busy unpacking boxes and finding a home for everything. We had a lot more stuff than I remember having! I am not sure how it all fit into our small Japanese home, much less where I was going to put it in this one.
One day in the mail I got a flyer from Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for donations of clothing, household items, electronics, etc. The organization will be sending a truck through our neighborhood this Friday and will pick up anything we have sitting out on the curb marked with BBBS for donations. Great, I have tons of things to give away that are perfectly useable just not needed for us anymore. Them picking everything up is perfect, with Jared being gone, I won't have to worry about hauling it all away somewhere on my own. So I rounded up 8 large boxes and a couple small furniture items for them.
The house is coming together, still have pictures to hang and a couple rooms to finish decorating. One being the baby room. Now that we know the gender I can start shopping for bedding and anything "boy" related we will need.
We have met a few of the neighbors, they all have older kids and have offered to be available for babysitting, lawn care, anything I need in the event Jared is gone. It is great to meet these nice people and I look forward to getting to know them better over the next couple of years. We have also met a couple of families from the squadron, one has a little boy Cydney's age and was gracious enough to watch Cydney a couple days this week while I went to doctors appointments and job interviews. Cydney has made a new friend and is excited to be able to play with him more.
Cydney enjoys running around the house, up and down the stairs, and scattering toys throughout while I try and get things picked up and put away. She has also enjoying playing in the backyard. When the sellers sold us the house they included the trampoline. I was not too sure about keeping it, and figured we could just sell it at some point. Cydney seems to enjoy it though, so it may be staying with us at least for now.
Baby is doing great and growing right on track. All looks good. Still trying to find a name we like, it is harder for us to find a boy name for some reason. We chose Cydney within a couple weeks of finding out I was pregnant. We had been in Sydney, Austrailia when we found out and loved the name. This time were were in Vegas when we found out, but I am not to fond of naming a child Vegas, so we have to come up with something else. :)