Hey Mamas. Just when I thought life had settled down I had to go and get myself a great new job in another city. The choreography of relocating including purchasing a new home and timing the departure from the current one with an infant is one thing, but before the move my new employer wants me in Calgary the first week of Dec. the entire week. My husband and I are thinking maybe it makes sense to fly him and the baby too so I can nurse that week vs using a substantial amount of frozen milk and having him wrangle a baby, 3 dogs and 2 cats alone, not to mention prepare to move and wrap up a home purchase. He's not likely to be too productive with the Zoo. We had a Nanny, we now do not. It's a long story, I'll spare you, but with my resignation from my current job I'm at home an extra month so it works out for us at the moment. 30 glorious extra days with my family.
DD will be 20 weeks when this all goes down. We love her dearly and every month is a little easier but she's not a walk in the park. Definitely an attachment baby. Has anyone else orchestrated a move and/or long distance travel with a young baby? If so maybe you can direct message me. I keep thinking about details. If they come to Calgary do I still bring a pump and bottles in case I can't take a nursing break. What about all the diapers and wipes - that's a lot in a suitcase!? (We cloth diaper but for travel we'd use Honest or Seventh Gen). What about toys, car seat, stroller? Do I get her her own seat for such a long trip simply to have the extra space? This co is bringing me on as VP and I want them to see me as the leader they hired not a pain in the butt who needs the entire world to adjust around her. I don't want to ask to postpone the trip. I want to tackle this challenge and afterwards look back and feel like a rock star for getting it done.