Sunday, June 27, 2010

BiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiG NEWS!

Almost 26 weeks and all is well - and lots going on!  Many of our readers know that I am not a native Californian - love it as I may, our palm trees and endless days of sunshine and cool breezes - I left my heart in Texas.  I was born, raised and educated there - and then, I left - 16 years ago.  Off to build a career, I set off on a series of moves that would take me from Texas to Miami to Atlanta and then to LA.  Our life here is amazing on every level, but there is one big missing element - family.  My family is still in Texas and Steve's in Atlanta.  We own a small, 1925 spanish home in West Hollywood, right off Melrose, walking distance to just about anything you could want - it is a duplex and we rent one side and call the other side our own - our side is 2 bedrooms, 1 bath - and when I say 'bath', I mean 'shower'.  We knew when we began this journey thru surrogacy that our home was going to be a challenge for raising a child - we share a wall with our tenant and the 'baby's room' is adjacent to her room.  And did I mention, NO BATH TUB?!?!  We have debated an extension to the home, but there is no easy way to do it.  We have debated moving to the burbs, but I can't stand the idea.  We have also talked about moving back to Texas one day - where your $$ goes 5 times as far.  It just so happens that we are doing just that...moving to Texas.



Long story short - I am the national sales manager for a company headquartered in LA, but with showrooms in 12 cities.  I am fortunate to work for a very generous owner who understands the importance of family.  Immediately after presenting the idea, she offered her support.  The fact of the matter is that I will be more centrally located in the country which will cut my travel time in half when going to DC, NY, Boston or Miami.  We will be within 3 hours of my parents which is priceless.  We purchased twice the home for 1/5 the price...the list goes on.  We are actually going to have a nursery!!!!!  We leave this Friday.  Steve's family is thrilled as they are now within a reasonable driving distance or 1 1/2 hour flight.  I am not looking forward to the oppressive temperatures that Dallas sports in summer, but other than that, I am just about happier than humanly possible.  We will miss our life here, but we have a new one that is just getting started - and the access to two expert baby helpers - my mom and dad.

And, now, for more big news - check out this baby bump!!!!




Looks like we better get to Dallas quickly and get that nursery together!  Our shower is July 22 here in LA so we will be back for that...




16 comments:

jojo said...

That's fantastic news! It's great to hear such excitement in your voice. :)

Looks like we won't be the only ones moving State just after birth.

Good luck finding a home you love. Send pics!

x

Daria said...

What fantastic news! There is no place like home. I wish you all the best with the move and look forward to your updates!!

Oddity Acres Clan said...

Fantastic news on the move back to Texas.

AWESOME baby bump too.

Not long now guys :-)

Edward said...

Hi guys. Love the baby bump!!! That is one pregnant lady!
I grew up outside of Dallas (Plano) and still have lots of family there. Good luck with the move. I don't envy your move in the Texas summer heat...but it'll be worth when you get settled. GOOD LUCK!

Tigerlilycat said...

That is fantastically huge news and a fantastically huge bump!! Really glad that the move is sooner than later as I think bubs x 2 are going to come sooner than later too. Ours were delivered at 34 weeks and your amazing surro isn't much smaller than ours was at birth. Hope you've invested into some great air-conditioning in your new abode, or at least a great swimming pool.

Todd said...

Love that picture of your SM and glad all is well for her and babies at 26 weeks. Congratulations on your move to Dallas (too bad it wasn't Houston!) Now, you'd better get packing!!!

coco said...

wow this is biiiig new, baby bump and all. i can feel your excitment all the way across the country, here in nyc. keep us posted, you've been away too long

Amani said...

Wow - exciting news!

I saw your surrogate last Wed - she is HUGE! Bigger than in the pics. She is biiger than my Sm who is due any hour now. I was going to email you but have no email addies here. She looks amazing, is waddling, hand on back, but smiling.

It's all happening.

Please email me megansainsbury@gmail.com have something good to tell you : ))

WendyandTyler said...

Congrats on your move - it will be nice to have more room to spread out in once the babies are here! Also, your surrogate is getting so big...they'll be here before you know it :).

George said...

im so excited for you guys
G

Will and Michael said...

Congrats guys!! 26 weeks is brilliant. That is truly one impressive baby bump..

Good luck with the move!

crystal said...

The house in TX sounds fab! At least with your job you can commute which makes life just grand. I cannot wait to see more pics of the baby.

Danielle said...

Congratulations all around!!!! There are two beautiful babies in that baby bump! Awesome news. I second Crystal, I can't wait to see more baby photos.

Doug R said...

Hey guys, that bump is awesome!...good luck on the move...maybe we'll meet ONE DAY but Dallas even farther than LA...good luck with EVERYTHING and thanks for all your support.

Aloha, D and B

Johnny and Darren said...

That is great news guys, simply wonderful. Love the baby bump btw.

Doug R said...

The baby bump looks great. So sad you guys are leaving LA but wishing you all the happiness in the world in Dallas. Take care!!!