well its officially official...

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Kier's picture
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well its officially official...

Got the job offer, and accepted it. The catch, the position is in a place 2+ hrs away from where we are now. Yes, the timing is a bit stressful, but this is a permanent position, meaning no more contract positions, which is huge for our family. It is also an opportunity that DH has been waiting for since graduating college. He is still waiting to hear back from the HR person for confirmation, but it looks like his start date will be Sept. 24th. This, of course means some big changes for our family, and very quickly. We are currently starting to look for places that fits our family's needs in the area that the job is in. Our hope is to be able to move the last weekend of Sept., but could also be anytime after that. It is all going to depend on being able to find a place, and when it is available to move into.... also, when wee dude decides he is going to come.

There are a lot of things that need to be worked out/ figured out in the next few weeks. There will be at least a week, up to a month (hoping that that isn't the case) where I will be staying where we are at now with the kids on my own. There is just so much to figure out, and I feel like so little time to do it. I am nervous about all the changes this means, from DH starting a new job, being on my own at 7 months pregnant with 3 kids, packing finding a place, moving, transferring the boys's schools, finding and switching to a new OB, and so on. I just keep telling myself that this is going to be so good for us in the long run... that all the stress/worry and so on, is temporary, and will mean less stress/worry for our family in the future.

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That is wonderful! Sounds like it will be a crazy transition but very worth it! We did a similar move 2 years ago. DH interviewed for the position the beginning of Dec, did the polygraph the middle of Dec and we moved 20 hrs away 2 days after Xmas. It was crazy but the best thing that ever happened to us as a family!

Good luck!

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Ugh, sorry double post.

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*lurker*
I'm in the same boat, only DH is now living 5 hours away and coming home weekends until my mat. leave when I'll go join him for 12 weeks, then we'll figure out how to sell the house, find me a new job, etc.
You can do it! Just remember things don't have to be perfect. This job too was a position my DH had been waiting for, so it will all work out for the best. It's just murphy's law on timing isn't it? Smile

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Yay for a new and better job but I can see how you'd be stressed about the move, I don't blame you I'd feel the same way! Packing is no fun, especially when your exhausted because of a pregnancy. I think transferring the kids schools will probably be the easiest thing for you once you find a new house. I would suggest as far as finding a new OB, maybe try finding a pediatrician you like first (since you'll need one once the little guy shows up anyway) and then see if they can recommend a really good OB in the area. Also am I mistaken or didn't you say before that it was closer to your family? Maybe they can recommend an OB or have a friend who can recommend one? I hope you get it all settled quickly, good luck! Biggrin

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"Astolate" wrote:

Yay for a new and better job but I can see how you'd be stressed about the move, I don't blame you I'd feel the same way! Packing is no fun, especially when your exhausted because of a pregnancy. I think transferring the kids schools will probably be the easiest thing for you once you find a new house. I would suggest as far as finding a new OB, maybe try finding a pediatrician you like first (since you'll need one once the little guy shows up anyway) and then see if they can recommend a really good OB in the area. Also am I mistaken or didn't you say before that it was closer to your family? Maybe they can recommend an OB or have a friend who can recommend one? I hope you get it all settled quickly, good luck! Biggrin

Most of our family is here, where we are now. 1 of my sisters and 1 of my aunts lives up that way. I am leaning towards going with the OB my sister had (ins. pending) and her same ped. at least initially. Both of her kids have the OI, so I know that they are used to dealing with that. Also, there is a great ped. ortho up there... if the need arises. I'm kinda nervous that I wont end up really liking my sister's OB. I LOVE the ob I have now, so I'm afraid I may be too picky lol

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"Alikat30" wrote:

*lurker*
I'm in the same boat, only DH is now living 5 hours away and coming home weekends until my mat. leave when I'll go join him for 12 weeks, then we'll figure out how to sell the house, find me a new job, etc.
You can do it! Just remember things don't have to be perfect. This job too was a position my DH had been waiting for, so it will all work out for the best. It's just murphy's law on timing isn't it? Smile

Thank you so much. I think I commented on your thread in the sept. thread Smile How are you guys doing? I may have to PM you once we get things rolling for some advice about all of this. And, it so is Murphy's law lol. I remember telling DH that he would end up getting the job just because the timing is so stressful

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"AkMomma07" wrote:

That is wonderful! Sounds like it will be a crazy transition but very worth it! We did a similar move 2 years ago. DH interviewed for the position the beginning of Dec, did the polygraph the middle of Dec and we moved 20 hrs away 2 days after Xmas. It was crazy but the best thing that ever happened to us as a family!

Good luck!

That is a crazy move. Did you have Kostas at the time, or was it just the 2 of you? Its just amazing to me how much stuff we have accumulated over the years. We already have a huge pile of stuff to go to good will tonight, and stuff for DH to take to my sister's tomorrow night after work. I am going to a family thing with the kids for the weekend, and DH is heading up to spend the weekend looking at places. Thats my job for the day, to start cotacting places we found on CL and set him up with showings. But, right now, I gotta go get the hooligans up for school.

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well, firstly, congratulations! that is great for yor DH and whole family!
it does sound stressful and like a lot of work, hopefully you have a lot of help - and i do believe that everything always works out in the end, so hang in there!

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Congrats on the job for your DH!!! 2 hours isn't so bad really. At least it's close enough where you can help with places and be able to set stuff up without being lost. I'm pretty sure we're going to find out Friday that we've moving a 30 hour drive away in December or January. Make lists, ask for help, and take the move one step at a time. Having a leg up with knowing people and doctors is a huge advantage IMO! Sound alike it'll actually be a great move for your family. Smile

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Congrats to you & your DH! It sounds like a great opportunity for your family. I'm sure the move seems more stressful to you right now because you don't have a specific date, place to live, and all the details nailed down, but it will all work itself out. I hate moving, but it never ever fails to work out in the end.

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Yay, congrats! Sounds like a great thing for your family!! Smile You will be fine, just take it one day at a time!

We are currently going through a major job switch, I've mentioned this on the boards before. I've been on my own for 4 weeks now, and we still have 6-8 weeks before DH will be done with training and home with us. And we still have to decide if we are going to move to where his new job is (he is a pilot so he can commute on an airplane). Somedays it really stinks, but...we are managing. Sometimes I have to take it one hour at a time. Our meals have been less healthy, the laundry doesn't get done as quickly, and the house isn't as clean as it usually is...but the kids don't really know the difference! I just have to keep telling myself there is a season for everything...this is not my season for perfectly healthy meals and a clean house. Or finding time to work out so I don't balloon up with this pregnancy Wink

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Today on my list is: Calling and setting up showings for DH to go to this weekend (hes going to stay up at my sister's to do that), pack for the trip the kids and I are going on with my mom (a family get together for her side), starting to pack, as well as our usual daily grind things. So far I have everything I can pack in our upstairs bathroom packed, the drawers, and under the sink cleaned, and a list on the door of stuff that needs to be done hung so I can cross it off as I go. Once DH gets home this after noon we are cleaning out the van, and loading it with stuff for him to take to good will. Then, when he gets back from doing that, we will load up the van with stuff for him to take up to my sister's ... that way he can just take that to work and go straight from there.

I am def. taking it one day, one thing, one room at a time... doing what I can as I can. Well, break time is almost over Wink

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Congrats! Sounds like this will be a great thing for your family! I know how stressful it is to move while pregnant. I think you've got the right idea by just taking it one day a t a time though. Everything will come together. Just remember not to overdo it! Hoping you find a house you love and that the new OB is awesome!

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Good luck and congrats to him on the job! Sometimes the best things in life our worth fightin for and don't always come at the most optimum time. Good luck getting everything done, wow, I was stressed just reading your post.

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Wow congrats! Sounds pretty exciting for DH especially! Smile I hope the move isnt as stressful as it seems. Make sure you look after yourself! I hope you have some friends and family around that can help you with kids and packing while DH is gone!

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That's awesome! The transition will be hectic but sooo good for everyone!

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"Kier" wrote:

That is a crazy move. Did you have Kostas at the time, or was it just the 2 of you? Its just amazing to me how much stuff we have accumulated over the years. We already have a huge pile of stuff to go to good will tonight, and stuff for DH to take to my sister's tomorrow night after work. I am going to a family thing with the kids for the weekend, and DH is heading up to spend the weekend looking at places. Thats my job for the day, to start cotacting places we found on CL and set him up with showings. But, right now, I gotta go get the hooligans up for school.

We did have Kostas at the time, which complicated it a bit but it was so crazy I just rolled with it. LOL. Sounds like you are doing a great job of making plans and taking things one step at a time!

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"AkMomma07" wrote:

We did have Kostas at the time, which complicated it a bit but it was so crazy I just rolled with it. LOL. Sounds like you are doing a great job of making plans and taking things one step at a time!

Thanks. I dont feel like it lol. But, I am trying Wink

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Congratulations on your DH's new job! It will be stressful but I am sure you'll be able to get things done. Especially with family close, maybe they will be willing to help pack, etc. Good luck!

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Congratulations to you and DH! That is awesome that he got the position he's been waiting for and that it's permanent!! I know this will be such a stressful time for you to pack up your life and move to a different city, though. I agree with PP - lists and one day (and step) at a time and you'll get there. Maybe take advantage of some nesting instincts?? Good luck and congrats on the great news!!

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Sounds like an amazing opportunity for your DH and your family! Timing isn't always perfect, though. You'll get through it. Best of luck with the packing/moving/transitioning. :bigarmhug:

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Thank you everyone. Things are moving slowly but surely. DH went up to look at places this past weekend while the kids and I went up to a family reunion. Out of the 12 - 14 he saw, there are 3-4 that we could make work. Hes going back up on thrusday to do his pee test (everyone seems to have drug screens now a days) and to look at a couple more places. I am hoping we get it all nailed down this week, but I am not holding my breath at the moment.... I had a huge melt down the other night, which makes me nervous about my PPD creeping back Sad But, I am feeling pretty good today. Tired, achy, but good Smile

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(((hugs))) Moving is very stressful, especially when it is time crunched. Try not to forget to take care of yourself too (even though I know its hard).

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