After ten years of being stationed in North Carolina, we have orders. A decade is a really long time for a military family to stay put in one area! Usually people stay two or three years. When we got here, Lili was about four months old, and of course Mia and the twins weren’t even born yet. We’ve accumulated so much junk in addition to kids over the years!
Despite the fact that Aaron is in the USMC, our orders are for an Air Force Base located in New Jersey- McGuire. While living in NJ has never exactly been on my bucket list, the location is not only close to my family in New York, but also to Ryan’s doctors in Philly.
I did a little research into the available base housing there, and the four bedroom that we would be assigned to based on Aaron’s rank is almost twice the square feet as the one we’re in here. I’m really excited about that!
The one part of this move that I’m not looking forward to? The timing. We will report in January. I’m due February 6th, but have a history of going early. The girls came 5 weeks early- that would be January 2nd. The twins came 7 weeks early- December 19th. I’m predicting bed rest- and probably hospitalization- like in the past. Also, a preemie needing a bit of NICU time.
And all of this will occur right in the midst of our move.
Thankfully, the military packs and moves all of our household belongings, and Aaron can clear housing here without me if it comes down to it. He’ll also have a good amount of leave for when we arrive in NJ to handle getting everyone enrolled and set up in school, at the doctors, and whatever else needs to be done.
I guess I should start working on my big hair and fake tan…