We’re moving!

07 Jun 2011 12:39 pm | Category: Ethan, Life

So, first of all, EJ’s ultrasound and VCUG procedure results came back negative. Yay! Meaning, he doesn’t have cysts in his kidneys and his urine doesn’t flow back into his kidneys. Good!

We did both procedures on the same day. One after another. We did the ultrasound first. That was the easy part. But he was already unhappy because I had to hold him down while the technician was doing her thing. He doesn’t like to be held down. And he didn’t like the cold gel that they rub on you when you do an ultrasound! He was struggling to get out and was on the brink of tears! I was thinking to myself that if he doesn’t like this, he wasn’t gonna like what’s coming next!

When we did the VCUG, he had to be changed into a hospital gown. Omg so cute! But what came next wasn’t cute. They stuck a catheter in him. The nurse that did it this time wasn’t as good as the nurse that did it the first time. She kept pulling back and stretching his skin. NOT GENTLE AT ALL!! He was screaming his lungs out. While she was doing this, I was holding his arms and another technician was holding his legs down. They were gonna fill his bladder and see (through the x-ray) if there was any reverse flow into his kidneys. But he emptied his bladder before it was completely full. After doing this twice, the whole while with him screaming at the top of his lungs, the doctor called it quits. And said his flow was ok. So we’re good! Hopefully this UTI was just a one time thing. 🙁 Poor baby.

Amidst all of this, we finally found a place to move to! We’re currently living on the second floor of an apartment complex. It’s so inconvenient with the baby AND they’re increasing rent here again! Last year they upped it by $99. This year, by another $105! Too much! We’re out!

We’re moving to a duplex complete with its own garage and backyard. Yippee!! This means no more me sitting in the car with EJ while he’s still fast asleep (like right now!). And it’ll be so much easier to unload groceries. I don’t have to carry a baby and bags and bags of grocery up two flights of stairs, meanwhile juggling with the keys to open the door. Nice! The rent is slightly lower, and the landlord says he almost never raises his rent! The appliances are pretty ancient, but at least they work. Landlord says if we stay long enough, he’ll change out the appliances! Sweet! We’re minus one bathroom, but the overall square footage of the living area is about the same as our current apartment. It’s not as convenient as where we’re living now. Right now, we within walking distance to Luckys, Maccas, and Starbucks, Barnes & Nobles, Chinese supermarket, etc. With the new place, I can walk to the hospital and a park. That’s about it. We’ll have to drive to get to places! Anyhow, we’re very excited to move. This will be my first time living in a house with a yard!

Then of course, moving requires packing! My goodness do we have a lot of stuff!! I’m being really selective and just throwing out lots of things now. Especially books! (We’re donating them to the library). The more I throw out, the less I have to pack and move. It’s a pain packing with this very mobile baby boy! He’s starting to crawl and is just getting into everything! I don’t get much packing done until Eric gets home. I feel like I’m packing the whole day, but looking around the house, it looks like I’ve hardly even made a dent! There’s still so much stuff!!! Anyhow, I take this as spring cleaning too. Throw things out before Eric gets a chance to know what I’m throwing out. He’s the pack-rat! He keeps EVERYTHING!

I remember the last time we moved, Eric was in London. I pretty much packed up everything myself. I told him last time that he has to do all the packing the next time we move! Well, this is it. He still has yet to fill his first box!! 😛 I know, I know. He’s busy at work while I’m home the whole day… At least he’s moving the boxes. He also said if he packs, he won’t throw anything away. Well, that just won’t do. We need to declutter!

We’ll have pics of the new place soon!

9 Responses to “We’re moving!”

  1. Alice Yau on June 7th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    glad to hear that he’s okay…boy, you have a lot of work to do! do you need any help (or babysitting services)?

  2. Sharn Lin on June 7th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    If you’re available to watch him for a couple of hours, that’ll be great! But he’s handful! A BIG handful! Plus you have 3 other kids!!

  3. Alice Yau on June 7th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    It’s not too bad with my 3…what’s another kid? 🙂 When are you moving? Would you like me to watch him tomorrow?

  4. Alice Yau on June 7th, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    wait, oops…i forgot that Kat just started with a runny nose today. Maybe if we wait until that’s over, but would that be too late for you?

  5. Sharn Lin on June 7th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    It’s ok. We can just wait till Kat’s better. Who knows when I’ll be done packing. Lol!

  6. Holly on June 7th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Oh Sharn, hold on. It’ll be over soon, the packing and you will get it done in time—and then you’ll be in your new place for 3 months and you won’t have all the boxes unpacked and pictures hung. Oh wait, that’s me! 🙂 It is much easier to get it done with a deadline. Evan is also a pack rat and did not pack a single box. I remember when we were moving, I felt so good when 3 boxes got packed. I am loving living in a place with a yard and you will too. So excited for you. Although I promised pictures when we moved 3 months ago and I’ve never felt like my house has been how I want yet to take them.

  7. Amy Tseng on June 7th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Sharn, I am free on Friday morning. I can babysit EJ, so you can pack.

  8. Sudie Law on June 8th, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Or I can watch him anytime between now and Sat.

  9. Keesh on June 13th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Hey congrats on finding a new place to live! I grinned when I read your comment about Eric being a “packrat” cos my roommates and I just had this discussion about Asians in general being packrats because of our culture 😉

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