Sunday, June 28, 2009

disbelief

When I went to the hospital to have Gabriel, I was being induced because he'd had a drop in his heart rate, and when I became visibly agitated, my OB assured me that if the induction didn't go the way we were hoping, the doctors would probably send me home. I spent the first few hours of the induction in a state of denial, and I kept repeating to Josh and to the doctors and nurses that we weren't really having a baby, I was probably going home. After a few hours of this, the OB on call finally turned to me and said, "Honey, you are NOT going home. You are having this baby, one way or another, TODAY." She left the room and I immediately burst into tears, because WHAT THE HELL? We're having a baby?

That is how I feel right now. For the last two weeks I have been telling Josh and anyone else who would listen, that we were just testing the market and would probably not get any offers and this certainly didn't mean we were selling the house. We were just going to try listing the house and see what happens.

One hour after the end of the open house, we got an offer. For asking price. With no contingencies. They only gave us 2 hours to respond in the hopes of avoiding a bidding war, so we accepted.

As my realtor keeps telling me, there are many steps between today and closing day, but I once again burst into tears as soon as she told me the details of the offers because I guess we're selling our house. And I really wasn't ready.

I'm thrilled to have an offer, of course, and thrilled at the possibility of starting over in a new place, but for now I'm weepy and feeling like I'll never love another house the way I love this one. Still, though, we're so lucky to have this opportunity. Let's hope something good is out there for us.

11 comments:

Rev Dr Mom said...

Wow. Amazing. So congratulations.

Your first house will always be special--you started your family there after all. But your next house is where you'll raise them; I hope you find one that will be a special home for you all!

Beth said...

That is fantastic! You just have to look at all the positives - that the hard work paid off, that you won't have to wait and wait for a buyer and that you will be in a bigger and better place with a whole NEW load of memories (and no creaky floors). This WAS meant to be - congrats and well done! While this is the end of one chapter it is the start of something new and fabulous. Ok, the cliches will stop here but well done! I thought for a moment you were going to say you were pregnant again! Now THAT would be something to freak out about! X

divrchk said...

Well Congratulations! This is fantastic. You will find a perfect home to move into that is a better space for your family. Really, this is such a great opportunity.

Meika said...

OH! MY! GOSH! That is INCREDIBLE. Wow. It sounds like it's meant to be, which I think means that there's an incredible place out there for you somewhere that you will love even more than this house.

Meika said...

Haha, just read the comments and my first thought was that you were pregnant again, too. :)

Ninotchka said...

WHOA! My powers are potent. I said I hoped it'd "fly" off the market and did it ever! Fabulous. Much better than it not selling. Now on to greener pastures for you. Don't forget home is where the heart is. Your next one will be just as lovely or lovelier! :)

Chatty Cricket said...

A BILLION THUMBS UP!!

Chamiza said...

Congrats!!! and think of all the special things that will happen in your next house--Gabe will bring friends over after soccer games, Josie will crawl and walk and have her first birthday party--you'll have space.....

Tania said...

Yay! Glad all that work paid off. Now you guys can actually sleep for 5 minutes.

Coasting Anon said...

Many congrats! I know a few people who have sold that quickly around our area so I wasn't surprised yours sold so fast...I truly think the housing market around here is much better than people give it credit for.

OneTiredEma said...

Holy crap. Really. Nothing in my area is moving; we got "lucky" and accepted an offer for about 15% less than asking before the market dried up completely.

Kudos! You'll love more space. Promise.