Saturday, March 31, 2012

Buying a Condo

We put an offer on a condo on Thursday evening.  By 10:30 we had accepted their counter-offer and are on our way to buying a townhouse again!  It is 4-bedrooms and the backyard backs on to Sakaw park which neighbours Robbie's school!!

We got it for $211,500 which is not bad at all.  Our mortgage payments will be similar to what we are paying in rent...might be a bit higher with condo fees but only by about $100.   I so much prefer to own instead of renting.  Rather my money go into my own equity then someone elses!

Robbie's bedroom will be on a different floor then ours!  The second bedroom on our floor will be a sewing room until we have another child.  The fourth bedroom will be a computer room for now.  There is a large crawlspace for storage!  Which leaves a big basement part for Robbie's playroom.

Built-in dishwasher, front loading washer and dryer, built-in vacuum are all wonderful too.  I would have liked a glass top stove but having so many extra cupboards is a good compromise!

Our backyard has some cement blocks and grass!  We have not had grass for the last 3 years!  There is also gardening spaces!  I am so exited!  The back gate leads right into the park and we have 2 parking stalls!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Remembering Bailey

I have so many things to post about, and I will get around to them. However, today I remember my sweet baby who died way too soon.

One year ago today (by day of the week not date) we found out that our very much wanted baby had died. The day had started out so wonderfully, a great day at work, a special lunch for a friend leaving the bank and then the ultrasound...

I was so excited to be showing Robbie his sibling, then we found out that Bailey had died. this last year has been so hard in many ways but today has been the hardest. I have cried off and on, my heart feels like it has been ripped out. I love my baby and miss them so much.

Sean sent me the following email today and it brought tears to my eyes but it also helped some:

"You are my wife, my lover, and the mother of my children. I will love you forever."

I loved that he included Bailey, that we have children and not just Robbie.

Losing a baby is hard, I know I will never forget my sweet little one. This year when they have the baby memorial service I will be able to go and visit Bailey's grave.

"A person that loses a partner is called a widow. A child who loses a parent is called an orphan. But there is no word to describe a parent that loses a child, because the loss is like no other."

Mommy loves you Bailey. "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my Baby you'll be." (Robert Muncsh)