Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tick, tick, tick

The countdown to closing on our Kelsey house, as well as the arrival of Charlie, begins.

After 7 days on the market, we got an offer on our house!
The initial number was a bit low, but we countered w/ full price and on day #11 the buyers accepted. The inspection took place last week and we passed with only a few minor items listed for repair. Looks like we have officially sold our house! It's one of those moments where you say to each other "oh my god, we just sold our house!!" Then the reality sets in.

oh my god... we just sold our house.

The buyers would like to close on July 25th and take possession on July 30th. Charlie is due on July 18th. Talk about doing a lot at once! I knew these two events would happen w/in a close time frame, but never did I imagine they would possibly happen within a week of one another.

As Andy reminds me though, this is a good problem to have.
Selling this house releases us from a huge obligation here in Evansville and allows us to focus on finding a new home in Indy. (We are 99% sure we know which house we'd like to buy and will hopefully make an offer this week.)

As for Charlie...
I had my 36-week check-up last Thursday and will go in for another check in 2 days.
So far so good, no progress yet. While we'd love for the little guy to show up a week or so early, there's still much to do before his arrival. There's a ton of packing to do, as well as the business of finding a home in Indy. He's still got a bit of growing to do as well, so for now no news is good news.

I have definitely reached that phase of pregnancy though, where if you even pause while out in public people seem certain you're about to deliver. While I don't feel quite *that* close, I'm certainly growing and stretching along with this little guy.

It does look like I'll end up having him in Evansville, which I'll admit relieves some stress.
In April, and even May, the thought of changing doctors was ok because there was still time to get to know them a bit and build some trust. With only a couple of weeks or even days to go, I'm much more at ease with the thought of Dr. Riley delivering Charlie. She was fantastic with Jack's delivery and also performed his circumcision. I have known her for years and fully trust her judgment. Going into so much change in the coming month, it's nice to have one thing be familiar.

1 comment:

Jill said...

You look AWESOME!! I want one of those back to back pictures now--my belly would finally be a bit smaller! When I was about at the point you are now, the sweet but awkward guy at the newsstand next door saw me waddling through the parking lot and said, "Wow, it looks like you can barely even walk!" Meant well, came out all wrong! Enjoy those kicks and squirms for a few more weeks!