a little perspective

Things are moving along with the home-buying process! It's crazy to think that, if all goes well, Ryan and I will close on our first home right before Christmas. Madness, I say! I can't wait to show you guys the house in its entirety, as well as the adorable town and village to which we'll be relocating. 

I'd be lying, however, if I said that I wasn't stressed and a little worried out of my mind right now though. We recently found out that our deferment (or our extension at Fort Huachuca) was denied outright. That means those few extra weeks of cushion after baby Moore arrives are no longer even an option. On the one hand, it's great. We'll be back East for Christmas with the family, and my sisters will get to meet the peanut before the new year. On the other hand though, the thought of packing up, giving birth, moving (with a baby and two cats), as well as selling Ryan's car, buying a house and buying a new car in that timeframe is absolutely daunting. 

Add to that I'm trying to figure out my maternity leave situation and MSRRA (Military Spouse Residency Relief Act) requirements. As an aside, working military spouses, have you dealt with MSRRA laws yet? We're trying to file prior to my maternity leave, and it's a process. I'm only taking a month of maternity leave since I work from home, and we now have to schedule a mandatory induction date so I have a set amount of time before our move date of December 18th.

If baby Moore doesn't arrive before 12/8, it looks like we'll be saying hello to a ginger peanut right around that time. I guess, in the end, that puts it all into perspective. 


  1. Wow, you definitely have a lot on your plate! A lot for a new mama to be dealing with! I'm sure that it will all work out in the end, just be sure to give yourself some breaks if it doesn't. My fingers are crossed for you that all goes well and smooth and works out in your favor!

  2. You have so much going on, I can't believe you aren't more stressed! We bought our house last year in early December and that was stressful enough and I didn't have anything else to worry about... Hope everything sorts itself out all wonderfully and well :)

  3. Congratulations on the house! Sounds like you are going through a stressful time. ;( I suggest deep breathing, making lists, and taking it a day at a time. Now if I could only listen to my own advice! Sending prayers!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  4. I'm super excited to see pictures of your house! I STILL need to share more of mine even though we've lived there for about a year already... yikes.

    I cannot believe they denied the deferment, considering you're having a baby. :( I'm sure it will all be just fine though... everything always works out!

  5. I thought it was rough moving with a two month old. My thoughts are with you! I hope you get everything figured out!