Well, at almost 15 weeks I've decided to make it official...
Baby S 2.0 is on his/her way, arriving at a hospital near us this fall. We are beyond excited and have really enjoyed sharing the news with our family & friends. I've been looking forward to writing this post for weeks. I must admit this pregnancy happened a tad bit sooner than I was expecting, but it's all good, really. I always knew that I wanted to have 2 kids and would like them close together... just never envisioned them 23 months apart! I fully realize that it will be TOUGH at first (on many levels) but I hope that in the long run they will be good buddies as a result.
With general excitement & a million different things going through my head (not to mention absentmindedness, intermittent nausea & lack of clothing frustrations) I've been a little bit stressed as I think about what needs to happen before this new little one arrives...
A) We have to move
B) Did I mention we have to move?
Everyone knows packing bites the big one, & this scenario is more difficult with an active toddler thrown in the mix. Our current apartment is the perfect size for the 3 of us, but with another baby, well, I'm all for cozy but you gotta draw the line somewhere. We hate to leave our neighborhood, but I don't see that we have much choice... Husband has been renting our place for a decade, & our rent is significantly cheaper than what an average apartment would go for in Chelsea.
So, the next question is, of course, WHERE to go... We'd love more space, yet aren't ready for the 'burbs (if ever). We have a few neighborhoods in mind, but need to start the process of actually looking at places and making a decision, as I'd like this to happen sooner than later (though a gigantic belly is a great way to get out of moving boxes).
Long story short? Wish us luck! I am psyched to find my dream apartment, get Toddler S acclimated & be completely organized long before Baby S 2.0 makes an appearance on the scene... umm... because that's gonna happen, right?! Right?
If you'd like us as a neighbor, please feel free to offer your 'hood/borough suggestion. :)