Monday, September 7, 2015

Moving into the new house

When she was about 2 weeks old, we moved into our new house. This was quite challenging with a small baby. Thankfully we have  some great friends who helped us move the smaller stuff so we could save money and only pay movers for the large furniture. We had lived in that house for 12 years and could not believe how much stuff we had packed into that house. This was a great chance to organize and purge.  It took us about two weeks to move enough stuff over before we got the movers. Towards the end it was difficult bc most of our stuff was in the new house but we could not sleep there since our furniture was still in the old house.

The day the movers came, we watched them pack up our stuff and then we all went over to the new house. There was a ground bee nest near the front walkway that we explicitly told the movers to avoid.  Everything was going great until one mover walked in and said he got stung. I went into first aid mode and got him some ice for the sting and some water. He asked for some benedryl. I thought nothing of it. After a few minutes he started to look a little pale and my gut told me that I should call 911. We were not really sure and debated about it. Then he says he's going to pass out and he is allergic to bees. WHAT? really, so you are allergic to bees, and never mention this until the last minute???  UGHH so we call 911 but he had been stung a good 5 min or more before we called, so it didn't look good.

I was holding the baby outside on the phone with the operator waiting for them to arrive. I could hear in the background that this guy was getting sick...........ergh thankfully not on my new floor bc someone found an empty gift bag. I told the operator and she said it was normal but that did not make me feel better. I started crying and freaking out.  She told me if he passes out I have to do CPR on him. I thought he was going to die.

They took about 10 min to get there. They finally got there and said that the benedyl probably saved his life. He was going to be okay and then they took him out on the stretcher.  His coworkers had no idea he had an allegery and he was a new hire.

It took me about a week to stop seeing his body passed out on my floor.


  1. Oh my gosh, what an experience for you! Glad he was okay and hope you eventually will be from the trauma of it. I hope he is educated by his doctor to carry an EpiPen or something similar in the event this should happen again.

    Nice to hear you are settling into your new house.


  2. I remember how exhausting it was to move, I can't imagine what it is like moving with a baby. When we moved, I could not believe how much stuff we had to get rid of, it was like we were hoarders who had been keeping things we don't use for years! Anyway, thanks for sharing your experience.

    Vanessa Walters @ Stellar Movers


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