What to Expect When You Move With a Baby
Moving is tough on everyone – especially kids! Of course, we all know by now that Caleb is a stubborn little stinker who’s favorite thing in the world is fussing and ruining our plans so I figured he’d be messed up a bit after the move… Little did I know how much!
I tried to make the transition as easy as possible for the little man. The first day of unpacking was spent in Caleb’s room. I got all his stuff set back up so that he would at least have one room that was familiar to him. He played with his rocking horse, pulled his books and stuffed animals off his bookshelf, and cuddled with me on his rocking chair. It was obvious that he knew this was his stuff but he still just wasn’t himself.
Throughout the first day, Caleb was acting really weird. He was so much fussier than normal and didn’t want to be put down to play on his own. He REALLY didn’t want to go to bed for naps or nighttime. He started having abnormal poops that were gross and saddening. My little guy was not adjusting well to moving and I’m pretty sure he had contracted a stomach bug. That night (and every night since) he woke up 3 or 4 times. Two nights he spent two hours awake in the middle of the night and one night (morning) he woke up for the day at 5:30am. So much for my baby having become a good sleeper… By two nights ago Caleb was absolutely done for the day at 6pm… Over an hour earlier than normal.
After that first day, thankfully, Caleb started acting more like himself. He has been totally happy during the days, taking decent naps, and playing the days away. Like I said before, my poor little man has still been having totally rough nights (which mean his parents have been having totally rough nights… I’m EXHAUSTED!) He also is still having intestinal issues that are gross and sad. I think we’re on the upward swing *knock on wood* since he was able to happily stay awake until 7:30 last night!
I’d love prayers for my little man and the stomach bug that’s working its way through him. I’d love prayers he’d adjust well and understand that this is now home! And, if I can be selfish for a second, I’d love prayers that I’d meet some amazing women who can become my lifelong friends – if they have kiddos around Caleb’s age, all the better!