Pretty stressed out at the moment.
We have 'sold' our flat. And we've 'bought' a house.
But that doesn't mean anything in British terms. When you buy property here, or sell, nothing is set in stone until the ink has dried on the contracts. And it can take months just to get the ball rolling on the contracts. So, for what seems like months on end, you are in a sort of No Man's Land of Houselessness.
The deal could fall through at any time in this process; so you can't dream about paint swatches or soft furnishings until you're pretty much inside the house.
We are stuck in the worst part of the process at the moment: the Chain. Our buyer wants to get into our flat, while we want to get into our house. But we have to wait for the current family of our new house to vacate/find a house for themselves. Which means our buyer might get impatient and pull out, or they might change their minds about selling altogether.
It's not over until the fat lady sings. And it's fucking stressful.
It doesn't help that I am 5 months pregnant, a little bit panicked about whether we will be in the house by the time our new arrival appears, or not.
The thing that worries me the most is Sebastian. A newborn will be with us in our room for a number of months, so space won't be an issue immediately. However, Sebastian's current life is about to be turned upside down.
We'd need to get him into a new nursery. Leave his current (and amazing, not-on-a-par with any others apparently) nursery, into a new house, and get him used to a new baby. The poor little bugger won't know what hit him.
And in true childcare fashion, we are battling to get him into the nursery we like. I drove around our new area (south east London/Kent), to view nurseries last week. Some were appalling, whereby I wondered how on Earth i could ever leave my little urchin there, while one shone out like a diamond and only have space for one day a week.
Fine if we move once I am on maternity leave (mid-June), but what about in the interim?
There are a lot of moving parts to juggle at the moment, and i just hope it all comes right.