Real Housewife of Rhinebeck

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The Answer We’ve All Been Waiting For

So after hearing on Friday that the bank had yet to even start looking at our mortgage application, T called me at work this afternoon to tell me that we got approved! He said he wanted to come and tell me in person but that the guy he was waiting for was just showing up. I told him it was probably for the better because I would have created a scene. I actually cried when he told me. This has been a long, long process for us and we weren’t really sure how it would come out. I always knew it would be close, I think in the back of my head I might have even convinced myself it might not happen. But, there’s always a but. They can’t legally give us the amount of money we asked for in the first disbursement, so we will need to restructure how the dispersements get paid out. It makes no difference to me, I don’t care how I get it as long as I get it! Things are finally starting to turn around for us and I can’t wait!!!

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Everything Comes in Threes… Hopefully

So my SIL is pregnant again. (I don’t remember if I mentioned this or not). This will be her third child. Everytime I see her she asks if I’m pregnant yet. Besides wanting a niece or nephew I think she just wants someone to be pregnant with. I realized the other day that during both of her previous pregnancies she had friends that were pregnant at the same time. While part of me thinks it will be great to have someone to commisurate with, part of me wants to be selfish and have all of the attention.

Enter BIL. We just found out that my BIL’s girlfriend is pregnant too. Due exactly a month after my SIL. While I am slightly concerned, I’m actually pretty happy and excited for them. I never thought about my BIL having a baby now, much less before me. He joked that we better hurry up so we can have Novemeber, December, and January babies.

That being said, what kind of pressure does that put on me? I feel like I’m the last one to the party. I think I’m over the part of not being the center of attention (I will be with my family since it will be the first grandchild for my parents). I’m from a small family so I think it will be nice for our kids to have similarly aged cousins to be friends with. I didn’t have that. I have one first cousin. Yes, you read that right. One. He is seven years younger than me and they moved around a lot when we were kids so I didn’t see him much. T, on the other hand, has 22. Or was it 44? We counted once.

But what does that mean for me? Of course it doesn’t have to happen right away. I waited this long for a reason. What if now I’m ready and it doesn’t happen right away? Or course if I think like that it certainly won’t happen. But as the saying goes, things come in threes. But even if it doesn’t, everything will work out the way it’s supposed to.