A move or a baby?

August 5, 2013

Every year seems to bring a new accomplishment:

  • 2006 – Graduated from Drexel.
  • 2007 – Bought a house.
  • 2008 – Got married (then pregnant).
  • 2009 – Had the kid.
  • 2010 – Began grad school.
  • 2011 – Started a business.
  • 2012 – Graduated from Philadelphia University.
  • 2013 – Move or get pregnant?

The deal was that after I finished grad school, we would either move north or have another kid. We were undecided once the time came. Lucy had begun school in the fall of 2012 and my business relies on local, reliable vendors and sources. Moving would mean uprooting, but doing so later would be more difficult. After visiting friends in my husband’s hometown of Portsmouth, NH, we started looking for houses. This happens quite often when we visit because we are in love with the town. The housing market was quite dismal, as we expected, but something else occurred to us… we renovated our house ourselves. We ripped it down to studs and made it a home. To leave it behind and move somewhere we hadn’t poured our hearts into felt strange. That’s not to say we will never move. We could always get another fixer-upper (my husband is shaking his head as he reads this). However, we decided it wasn’t the right time to relocate so… baby it is!

In January 2014, we will welcome another little one into our home! We are all very excited here, and I’m hoping you won’t mind as I probably add a little more baby-related posts, tweets, and pins. Lucy is already picking names (Princess Barbie for a girl or Score for a boy) and planning for her role as a big sister (wearing my clothes? I don’t think she gets this part…). Tom and I are planning a potential renovation to best fit another human in this live/work/sleep place we call home. 5 and 1/2 months to go!

Portsmouth photo by Beaupre Photography

Pregnant photo from 2009, 7 months along with Lucy

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