Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What is Moving Like?

Hmmm. It's hard to explain! I don't think anyone could have told me what to expect or what it would be like. To be honest I've never really stopped to ever think about new people who moved to Montgomery and what they may be facing. I knew when we had visitors in Sunday School that it was probably uncomfortable for them but never thought any further about how they were adjusting in their day to day life. The holidays have helped me to adjust because I think I've been home or my sister has been here every weekend.

We've been here almost a month now. Here's a run down of the first couple of weeks. The first week was pretty aweful! I had a bad experience with an OBGYN, which I told yall that would be difficult for me, but goodness this was just quite comical. I cried leaving JPW at school probably more than when I took him to his first day to daycare when he was a baby. I've always known someone anywhere I've left him so to leave him at a place where I knew no one was really tough. On top of that on his paperwork I had to list who to contact other than parents in case of emergency, uhh well I don't know anyone! Call Montgomery! Then they moved him to a different class for 3 straight days. First day-too many new kids in that class, 2nd day-they realized his birthday didn't make the Sept 1 cutoff and 3rd day finally in the class he was supposed to be in. He did adjust wonderfully though. Next up, finding a pediatrician. Ummm....didn't like him either. Ever had someone just stare at you waiting for you to carry the conversation? Yeah that's what it was like. Reminded me of a science teacher and I just need someone I click with.

We were able to eat lunch with a pastor from a local church. He eats with visitors on a weekly basis at Longhorn Steakhouse. We actually ended up at Chili's. We ate with the pastor, associate pastor and another new couple to the area. The pastor told us he had never had lunch with visitors before they even visited the church. Well what can I say, I worked for a pastor and I want to meet the pastor before I even step in the church! We were very impressed! The other couple we ate with moved here about 6 months ago and they are so nice. Another neat coincidence everyone at lunch had a NICU baby with a chest tube just like JPW. Divine sign? The sweet girl that ate with us gave me this book. Which has been a big help! I recommend this book to anyone who has moved! They also met us that Sunday and took us to their Sunday School class and the service. It was still a little hard for me! I've been at Heritage my whole life so it's hard to let go. It's almost like a break-up. It takes time to get over it! Everyone was very friendly and they have coffee shops with hot chocolate through out the church which I loved!

The following week we headed home for Christmas! I was so glad to be home to see everyone! I have lots of pictures I'll be posting soon.

This week has been good! I saw Dr. P in Montgomery on Monday. My blood pressure was a little high and I had some protein in my urine so he was a little concerned. He told me to proceed with seeing another dr. on Tuesday in Huntsville just for a back up plan. So I showed up yesterday for that appt at 2:15 when I got there they told me to come back at 3:45. I came back at 3:45 and sat in a room until 5:30 to find out he had to leave again. I think its a divine sign that I just need to use Dr. P! ha! So they rescheduled me for this morning. I went this morning and my blood pressure was lower. I got to meet Dr. C and I really liked him. He is a really nice Christian doctor. He agreed that I should be ok to make it to Montgomery for the delivery and said I could come see him anytime if I had a complication. And if baby Jake comes unexpectedly Dr. C could deliver him here.

So things are becoming easier. I still get frustrated when my GPS takes me to a dead end street. I hate depending on that thing! I still haven't figured out where to get my hair cut, car washed, eye dr, dentist etc. But it will all work out. The few people I know have been a big help! This is definitely a learning experience! I'm so glad to have a wonderful Lord beside me along with an amazing husband and son! Please pray for us as we continue on this journey! I know the Lord has some exciting things in store for us!

"Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Here are a few pics from the move...Ozzy had ear surgery a few days before the move so he had a satelite! ha!

Glenn and the dogs headed to Hville

This is for my bunko girls!

My mom taped notes in all the boxes she packed-one of my favorites was "I know this is a God thing and I can't argue with Him."

Great sister helping unpack
Ozzy and Snoop adjusted perfectly on the couch!

JPWs first walk through at the new house

JPW in his new playroom with his new train table!

1 comment:

DeLine Family said...

Hey Kim, I don't know if you remember me commenting a while back...I am Laura, friends with April Reed! I can't imagine moving right now - pregnant, with a little one, to a brand new place. I noticed you're in Hunstville...I have some good friends that live in Madison - outside of Huntsville! She had to get a new OB {for her twins} after leaving our wonderful Dr...if you're in that area or would just like someone to connect with, I'll be glad to pass along her info! {her name is Jodi & my email is} Good luck with the adjustment...I'll be praying for you!