1. Go disposable: If you cloth diaper, go the disposable route for a week while you make the transition. If you’re like me, you’ll hate this, if you’re like my hubby you’ll love this. Believe me, there is enough to worry about without having to keep track of dirty diapers and where you will wash them etc. It’s worth it for a short time.
2. Forget the schedule: You’re not going to be able to keep your kiddo or yourself on any sort of schedule like you had before. You’ll get over it.
3. Pack clothes that make you feel good: I’m a huge advocate of the if-you-look-good-you’ll-feel-good motto. Do you need tennis shoes and sweats for a long drive? Not necessarily. I find that leggings, ballet flats and a loose top work just as well.
4. DVD players for the car: Yes, Stella has one, and it has been my saving grace. Yo Gabba Gabba and the Dancey Dance bunch are my new heroes.
5. Adult time is a must: Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do in your life. After Stella went to bed, we made sure we hung out, maybe had a few beers and acted like adults. It was our time to decompress. Yes, we stayed up late laughing with our friends, and that made it a tad tougher to get up with Stella, but after a cup of joe its all the same to me.
In a nutshell, I learned that moving is change, and that can be very emotional. In stressful times like these, you learn who your friends are. Oh, and that you can be your chic, fabulous self no matter what!