Things are slowly coming together...

Life has been pretty hectic recently. We've been planning our move to New Jersey, trying to find a place to live and figuring out ways to get all our stuff moved to NJ at once. Well, we've now found a place (and secured it) and it is more then we could have hoped for. It's beautiful! Hardwood floors, dark wood casings around all the doors and windows, real fireplace, updated bathroom and kitchen, two bedrooms, and a bonus sunroom.... the list goes on and on. Another awesome thing is that our friends will be living on the bottom floor of the home (with us above) so we know who our neighbors are. We'll share a washer and dryer, but this wont be a problem because we know them. And anything is better then having to go to campus late at night to do it, whilst dodging rats and cockroaches along the way. . All in all, it's the perfect place and we could not be happier.
Zach got his marks back from the USMLE and he did well! We are so happy because being Canadian from Caribbean school (which funnels you back into the American system), you have to really try and set yourself apart and this will definitely help. I'm so proud of how hard he worked and how dedicated he was(and is) to his schooling. Makes all the moves we make and things we sacrifice worth it in the end(not that it's a complete hardship getting to visit all these random countries and cities:)).
The baby is due in two days, so we are on high alert for when this kid decides to make it's grand appearance. The sooner the better for us, then we can get all the paperwork in order for the baby and I to be able to fly when Zach is.
We've booked our tickets to NJ for the 13th of May to give us time to get things sorted out on the other end before Zach starts his orientation on the 27th. Tom and Marcy are coming out with us (they leave a few days before) to see NYC and to help us move. The help is more then welcomed, having a new baby will kinda keep me a little preoccupied to say the least.

I'm 38 weeks and 5 days in this shot.

The car seat on the left is my new one I got from the States and the one on the right is a used one we got for $25 here. We found out that the one we got in the US is technically illegal here so we are not allowed to use it:( I was not too impressed because there was no sense in getting one from here because the same is true of a Canadian car seat in the US. We can't win, so we have to go with used for now which is a bit of a downer cuz I love my new one so much.

Berndt found a place to sit while I was trying to pack up some of our stuff. You can't really see it too well, but she is suspended in the air a bit cuz the suitcase lid is not being supported by anything under her.

1 comment:

christy said...

I know that si so lame about the carseat, I was looking to but foudn out before i purchased one that it isn't legal, i guess teh ones in teh states arn't safe here in Canada!hehe. Oh well rules are rules, they are just sooo much cheaper then here. I am surprise they allowed you to bring the car seat into canada or at least ask you and then tell you the regulations! I guess b aby could be here already, hoep everything falls into place nice and smoothly. Sucks that you are mvoing away so soon after the baby is born, your family is all out here right?