So we did it!
Last Thursday we moved from our trusty three-bed semi to a four-bed detached. This seems unreal as it all happened so fast.
One of the best bits is one of my best friends lives next door; so what a bonus!
So moving day came around and actually we still had quite a bit of packing to do (so us to not be fully organised!!). Me being 4 months pregnant and coming down with a stinking cough didn’t help. I was knackered in the evenings before and struggled to get loads done. However on the day, the urgency and adrenaline kicked in and when the removal men arrived at 8am I was raring to go and hubby safely dropped the gremlin at nursery for the day.
The removal men were a good bunch but I have never know any set of guys drink as much tea with two sugars in my life!! Thirsty work. It was important we had a reliable man and van as there was so much to move. We all worked solidly from 8 until 1pm and we were still shoving things in boxes. I was slightly mortified as I couldn’t clean the kitchen or fridge. The garage was covered in soil and we left full bins and recycling but what can you do? (Luckily hubby popped back the next day to pick up our forgotten Christmas tree and apologised!! The new owners were fine as loved our old house so much!!).
We still had stuff rammed in the car and we headed off to pick up the keys and go to treat ourselves in M and S to lunch and tea. Such a fab moment getting those keys!
I thought (as we took ages!) our removal guys would be pretty fed up waiting but when we arrived the previous owners of our new house were still packing up!! This gave us a bit of time to have a chat with our neighbours and scoff lunch, before the work began again.
The removal guys were a lot quicker unloading than loading, especially as hubby helped. I set to work unpacking the kitchen but the time flew and it wasn’t long before we were picking up the gremlin! It’s a slightly longer drive to her nursery but not too bad and she was very excited to have a run around the new place. She settled into bed without too much fuss.
Day 2 was a harder day. The gremlin woke hot and bothered and seemed unsettled. I felt very rough and tired. The post adrenaline rush come down from the move hit and my cough was horrendous! As it turned out the gremlin was poorly and spiking a temperature, I was called to come and get her at lunch. She had an afternoon of napping, TV and snacking and we continued, powering on.
With some help from family at the weekend, we are really getting there! We have 2 days left off work and the gremlin is in nursery. We are hoping to get the last of the boxes unpacked and take a trip to Ikea and maybe The Range. We our desperate for a new sofa but need to do some painting first, as best to get the colour scheme right! We have a few colour charts for ideas, which is the exciting part.
I love our new house and here’s to making it a home!
Ohhh it looks fab! Look forward to visiting soon, hope ypu settle in ok and enjoy your new house! #marvmondays
Oh wow how exciting and it sounds like everything is coming along fairly smoothly too! Sorry about your cough though, they seem to come at the worst times! Beautiful new home too! #MarvMondays
Yay you!! It looks gorgeous! Hope you’re over that cough and getting some rest. xx #fartglitter
Wow! New house envy! Well done Sarah – I moved at 20 weeks pregnant too and it isn’t easy! Congrats guys xx
Congratulations! If you’re feeling that tired probably best to avoid Ikea! If you know what you’re after you can sneak in the exit and go straight to the warehouse and pick it up without the 4 hour trek!
Good luck and hope you settle in soon.
Aww it looks lovely! Will have to come and visit when you are all settled! Hope you both feel better soon! Xxx
Congratulations on your new home! Very exciting times – eeeeks. Hope that you are all feeling better now too #marvmondays
Moving house is so stressful. Sounds like it went quite well apart from you and gremlin getting poorly. Glad you like your new home and how exciting your best friend loves next door xx #Fartglitter
Ooooh looks lovely! Looking forward to squatting in it soon. Take it easy- you’re making a person xxx
Congratulations and good luck in your new home 🙂 Just keep reminding yourself, as long as you’ve somewhere to sit, somewhere to sit, can cook and wash then you can do the rest of the stuff really slowly! We still haven’t put up all the pictures 😉
Hope you’re feeling better today
Huge congratulations! So exciting moving house and how great that your best friend lives next door! What a huge bonus.
I do envy you! We’re packed into a two bed flat and I dream of a detached house! #marvmondays
Congrats on your new home! Looks lovely, and that garden is stunning!! x
I can’t believe that you managed to pull that move off so quickly! (And keep it all under wraps so well until the last minute!) Love the new house and the garden looks amazing! Hope you’re all very happy in your lovely new home, and that your little lady is now fully recovered. (They know how to time these things don’t they bless her). xx
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Oh gosh, what a gorgeous house! I’m not surprised you’re so happy with it. We moved when I was 5 months pregnant with A and found it pretty flipping stressful. >_< At least you'll be in and settled by the time the little one arrives! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo
Woohoo, lucky you! I am steeling myself for house renovation time next year (can’t afford to move) but not planning on being pregnant! Hope it is everything you dreamed of and that you’re not shifting those boxes. 🙂 #MarvMondays
Your new house looks lovely, how exciting! And how nice to have friends next door. We live in a small village where quite a few of our friends live and it is lovely to have them so closeby. Happy settling in! xx
Oh my goodness I am very impressed at you moving while pregnant and poorly! Congratulations on your new home, I am sure you will be very happy there! #fartglitter
Moving is so stressful – we exchanged on Dec 23rd and moved in after christmas. It is only a flat but a bit of a strange little one and we are really enjoying having our first home. Good luck with it all!
I am so super jealous right now! I am desperate to get into our new home!! We have had an unexpected delay and have to wait 2 more weeks! I am so happy for you though what an exciting (plus exhausting) time. I wish you such happiness in your new adventure! Sending love and a cuppa xx
Your new house looks absolutely gorgeous. And that garden has so much space. How lovely to have one of your best friends live next door. I am so glad that the move went well and you are happy in your new home. I hope that your cough has gone and that the Gremlin feels better. And here’s to putting your feet up and relaxing in your new home. Hugs Lucy xxxx
Back from #bestandworst your new house looks lovely, especially the garden. I hope you all settle in well xx
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Lovely garden! Hope you all settle in quickly 😀 xx #bestandworst
Your house looks lush – the garden is amazing…what a fab time to move house too, just in time for Summer! Congrats lovely…#bestandworst
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Yayy! Congratulations!! It looks lovely and so big! Cant wait to see photos when you’re all sorted. It took me ages to feel like our new house was actually ours, I remember feeling like we were on holiday for ages, just needed to put our stamp on it I think! #bestandworst
Congratulations! I’ve moved many times in my life, but never after becoming a family, so well done getting settled in so quickly. I’m sorry you’re not well though and hope the cold passes quickly. Your new house looks beautiful! #bestandworst
Nadia – ScandiMummy x
Congrats! Your new house looks amazing. I’m sure it will feel like home in no time. #bestamdworst
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Congratulations on your new house!!! Now the fun starts making your house a home! Good luck #bestandworst
That’s a distinctly manic look in your eyes as you hold those keys – not sure if it is total stress or excitement!! #bestandworst
Exciting! Your new house looks lovely. Hope you are settling in well #bestandworst xx
Such an exciting adventure (even being preggers in the process haha) and I hope you have fun putting your stamp on it! CONGRATS on the new pad and new family memories to be made as a family of 4 in it. Looks GREAT x #bestandworst
People always seem to move when they are pregnant!! Good Luck!! Super jealous of the size!! xx
Congratulations on your move! It’s fab having the extra space isn’t it? It sounds like you worked so hard, and hopefully you’re getting more relaxed now and settled. Hope you popped some non-alcoholic Schlor fizzy fake champagne to celebrate 🙂 #bestandworst
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The house looks fab and it sounds like the move went quite smoothly. We moved when I was six months pregnant and we had so many problems it put me moving for life. All the best in yur new home and congratulations on your pregnancy 🙂
Congratulations! The house looks beautiful. I wish you and your family the best settling into your new home. X
House looks lovely! Hope you settle in quickly x # bestandworst
Your new home looks lovely hope you settle quickly #bestandworst
Congratulations! We’re in the process of buying & selling currently! I’m trying not to even think about the actual move. Partly because so much could still go wrong, mostly because the thought of trying to pack up, clean this house, clean new house, unpack, all with two toddlers & a cat, makes me panic! I hate moving. I don’t even like packing for a holiday! Glad you’re getting sorted now! #marvmondays
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How exciting! It looks good to go but I hope there’s a bit of room for some decor posts 🙂 #bestandworst
Congratulations on your house move! We moved last year and I found the whole day so stressful, I was still packing as the removal men were packing the van and we had more than I remembered…!! Hope you get settled in soon and have many happy years there 🙂 #bestandworst
AH congratulations, the new house looks gorgeous and the garden is lovely. You must be so tired though! I remember moving with two kids and it was shattering, never mind being pregnant and ill too! But so worth it! Can’t wait to see what you do with it xx #BestAndWorst
I’ve got to say your new home and garden looks absolutely beautiful but I bet it was hard to leave your old home. I cried for days when we moved because I missed our old home so much. I’m sorry you and your dot have been so poorly but u hope you feel better soon! Thankfully you can rest up in your new home now I’m pleased everything went smoothly and yes, moving is thirsty work!! Enjoy your new home x #bestandworst
Moving to a new house is the best part! Even though it may be stressful, it’s definitely worth it. Cheers to a new home and new beginning!