Many people have asked me how our family is adjusting to the move and all of the transitions we have gone through, so let me give a little update here.
Things have gone so well. My husband really seems to enjoy his new job, although it’s been very overwhelming for him at times. He has had some anxiety with the transition (the first week especially), but over time has been able to relax and enjoy the new work environment. He is still in training, and sometime in the next week or two he will be done with a training schedule, and his shift will change by a few hours. This will, ultimately, be a better schedule for our family – as he will get home earlier in the day and it will be closer to what we were used to in the Army, but it will be yet another adjustment.
Ezra did very well with the move. He loves and thanks Jesus for “our new home” all the time and he has been extremely resilient. We have had NO sleeping problems – he’s been going to bed between 8-8:30PM and waking up about 6:50 every morning, just a few minutes before our alarm goes off to get Russ off for work! He has also made huge strides in potty training and is in big-boy underwear except for naps and nighttime, although he’s not accident-free yet. He did have about two weeks of a lot of tantrums which I attributed to “settling” into a new routine, on top of hitting a growth spurt, on top of hitting the more difficult stage of the months between the ages of 2 1/2 and 3, which is a difficult adjustment for any small child.
As for me, I’m so happy here. I love the area, all of the options for shopping – I love our apartment, which has proved to be much more roomy than I could have expected, even for downsizing! Our complex is quiet and our unit is on the back side of our building which offers shade and coolness from the heat. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve made a few new acquaintances and tried to immerse myself in the community as quickly as possible.
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