We made it! I am sitting in our TLF in Altus, OK--our new home. It is bigger than I thought, even if it is only one bedroom. The weather is beautiful and warm, and Eva is still sleeping.
After my final appointment with Dr. Ferguson (I was SO sad to leave such a wonderful doctor!), we did our final stuff--including taking a picture in front of our house, which I will post later--and took off. We stopped in OKC so I could buy Andrew's birthday present. I knew what I wanted to get him, but neither Best Buy nor Circuit City had it. Finally I found it at Brookstone. I can't say what it is yet because he'll probably read this. Even though I'm the world's worst surpriser and he's the world's best guesser and he probably knows what it is already, I won't give him the satisfaction of completely writing it out. But it's awesome and I think he'll love it. I stopped off at Motherhood Maternity for my last clothing shopping trip for the next 4 months. I found a cute swimsuit and Andrew got me an outfit for Mother's Day, which I am way excited to wear. It's so much more fun wearing pregnant clothes in the summer than the winter. Maternity sweaters are the ugliest things ever invented, but I really love skirts and summery shirts. Heck, if I have to look like a whale, at least I can have a couple cute outfits, right? Unfortunately, no matter how cute the swimsuit, I will still look like a whale. It cannot be helped.
After that we finished the drive to Altus, which was long and boring. Only about 3 hours, but I was antsy to get here. Eva did pretty good in the car, cosidering she couldn't see out either window because of the STUFF piled high around her, including her brother's empty carseat and many other baby things for the unborn child. It was a TIGHT squeeze, but I was very proud of her. And she ate a whole 6 piece nuggets from McDonalds throughout the course of the day. What a good girl...and what bad parents to promote childhood obesity. :) We were surprised to find mountains around here. NOt the Rockies or anything, but pretty decent mountains. It was surprisingly pretty--much more so than Enid. As we drove through the town, we found it to be much more populated than we had thought, with more stores and restaurants and other things. The base is big and fairly nice from what I have seen. We pulled in at about 6pm.
I found my friend Hillarie--her "house" is just across from ours, and I was so excited to find her so quickly. Andrew unloaded the car (using a shopping cart he found somewhere--I know, hello homeless) while I chatted with Hillarie. Brian and Melanie Willis were so nice and invited us over for dinner, so we had good food and got to see their adorable new baby boy. It made me feel alot better about this place to relocate 2 friends within an hour of getting here. Eva was cranky, so we made a hasty exit to put her to bed in time to watch the Office. I just love Jim Halpert.
We woke up early this morning--Andrew because he had to go in for his first day of work here, and me because my nose wouldn't let me sleep. Oh, beloved allergies. My doctor told me yesterday that nose spray is addictive, and I said, "Yeah, I know." DUH. So I am trying to wean myself of nose spray. But mornings like this make it really hard.
Well, Eva just woke up and Andrew came home for a minute, so I'm going to end my ramblings. But I am so happy to be in our new home.