We sold our last home almost three years ago, and since then have been living in a nice, very affordable apartment in our favorite neighborhood which is close to downtown and my work. We had been toying with the idea of buying a home in this area for about a year or so... so when we found out we had twins on the way, we knew for sure we could not stay in our current rental.
So recently we bought a 3-bedroom home, with a small yard, cute back deck and a parking spot. I think my favorite part may be the fact that we now have our own laundry again - no more hauling off to the shared basement to do the weekly washing!! lol
Anyways, we just moved into our new place on Friday. That was the culmination of two weeks' worth of packing and prep work. Definitely harder with a body full of two babies at the moment!! lol I am glad it's finally over. Now, we just have to keep unpacking, but that can be done at more of our own pace.
Financially, this is a big year for us, since we just paid for our high-tech cycle this summer, plus now the home's down payment. It was a bit of a stretch, but I did not take on any consumer debt, just the mortgage.
Also, because I know once the twins arrive our lives will be pretty much insane for awhile, I've already done all my research to find DS his first school for when he starts Kindergarten next year. Our chosen school is a bit of a walk from our new place, but I've verified he qualifies for the free bus service. Yay! They also have a very reasonable after-school care program, which was a requirement of ours since we both work full time.
Also, I've booked the girls their spots at DS's daycare - actually did that a month or so ago. Yes, it needs to be done this early. In our city, good daycare is really hard to find, and many places have waiting lists a few years long (literally). DS didn't get his current placement until he was one and a half. But I digress.
Yes, so we're all moved and settling in. Next up, finish unpacking, then eventually start furnishing the girls' room. AND, we still have to settle on names. We have not seriously discussed that yet. lol
BTW, I've been continuing to use my doppler. Baby A is usually ~150 BPM, while Baby B is usually ~140 BPM. I do feel them move on occasion, but not very often. I am looking forward to feeling them move more frequently.