Sooooo...we moved to California. We've been here about three weeks now and we're loving it so far! We're in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is expensive and it is beautiful. We can walk to everything we need and if we drive 5 mins in one direction we're at the Bay, 20 mins in the other direction we're at the ocean. There's hills and mountains and water and hiking and biking and anything you can think of. Everyone is healthy and active and there is just so much to do. And as you have probably noticed, the novelty has not worn off for me yet :-)
Jack handled the move like a champ. No issues with a new place, no issues with a 3 hour time-change, no confusion upon waking up in a new room...the kid is amazing. So far, so good.
My back has held up too! I was concerned because obviously I'm not in PT anymore and with all the unpacking, etc. I wasn't sure how I'd do. I've also been walking a ton every day because the weather is so perfect and there's so many places to walk to. Luckily that has not had a negative impact on my back and I've actually lost a few pounds already just due to the increased exercise. I got a new fitbit the other day and am interested to see how many miles I'm doing now.
Other big news: Jack started walking yesterday :-D We're soooo proud of him!!! Need to post some pics. In the meantime, he recently turned one and half! My baby is no longer a baby. Wah.