Post # 1
I am hoping you can shed some light on what you think would be better- we can move 2 months before baby is due, or 4 months after baby is here.
I keep going back and forth. I would prefer to move prior to baby’s arrival, however- what if sweet baby came a little early and I was in the middle of moving? But if I wait to move until baby is 4 months, what if I am really tired and frazzled? I just hate moving!
Any ideas? Thanks!
Post # 3
If it were me, I’d definitely move before as long as you have help. I hate moving so doing so pregnant or with an infant seems like a little slice of hell regardless of what you choose. It would probably be easier to accomplish when the bambino is still hanging out inside instead of outside requiring a whole lot of attention.
Post # 4
@cbee: How far will you be moving? I drove across the country with 9 week old Dirty Delete, a dog and a cat. From Arizona to Indiana. DH drove the moving truck full of stuff, which we packed ourself. It was hard, SURE. Sometimes I was miserable.
But honestly, at 4 months, she was a totally different baby. I would vote for after, even with Dirty Delete here, I felt a LOT better when she was 4 months old than I did when I was 7 months pregnant.
Post # 5
@cbee: I’m not a mom but I think if I was pregnant, I’d want before!!!
Post # 6
@Puffthemagicdragon: Lol @ “slice of hell” 🙂 Good way to put it! Yeah… that might be better… to be all settled in for when baby comes. I so hate moving! Plus it is always expensive (boxes, trucks, time off work, deposits- blah!) so part of me wonders if I should save the money for when baby arrives… we would have to break our lease and pay a fee :/
@Quietserenity: Okay… thanks for the perspective. I wouldn’t be moving far- just to another place in our city. Sigh. I just cannot decide! That would have been really challenging, what you did, with a little baby! I would be 31 or 31 weeks. (Beginning of April or end of March, and I am due the very end of May)
@MrsJX3: I know what you mean 🙂
Post # 7
I have done both- moved when I was 6 months pregnant with baby number one and moved when baby number 2 was 4 months old. Definitely move before if possible although both are do-able if you have help. At 4 months babies typically still need lots of holding and interaction and aren’t usually sleeping long chunks of time at night or during the day. Just be careful moving while pregnant to not trip and fall or carry really heavy things. Good luck!
Post # 8
Definitely before, when there’s only 2 of you! Babies have so much ‘stuff’, it can be way more overwhelming gathering it all up and finding a place to put it all. Do yourself a favor and settle in before the baby arrives. Much,much easier. (I’ve done it both ways too.)
Post # 9
Move before, because even though their tiny beings they have so much STUFF….you will be frazzeled…I would move before to avoid this and get lots of help!
Post # 10
I’d definitely move before. Having just moved in the summer, I cannot even imagine how much more stressful it would have been also having to take care of a little one.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
If you move while you’re pregnant, you won’t have to left anything heavy- gets my vote! 😉
Post # 12
We moved when Dirty Delete was 6-7 months and I wouldn’t recommend it, haha. Packing took forever! Move before, but make sure everyone knows that you probably won’t be much help with the actual moving 🙂
Post # 13
I say try to move before. Although I have no experience moving with a baby or while pregnant… I’ve moved a lot. lol 1) less stuff to move 2) you get to use the pregnant excuse as to why you can’t carry heavy things
Post # 14
Thanks everybody! I think we might look into moving before…. plus, Darling Husband would be closer to work (after we move) so that way I would have the vehicle for baby. Ugh! I want to start packing now- moving is miserable!
Post # 15
I’d move before giving birth. About 3 years ago, I helped a friend move and she was 6-7 months pregnant. She was able to carry a few small/fragile items but spent most of the time directing traffic (letting everyone know where to put each box so it wouldn’t have to be moved twice). It was very helpful having her there to sort everything as it came in and they didn’t end up with a huge pile of stuff in her garage or living room. Whatever you choose, good luck!
Post # 16
i’d think moving before would be better, simply because you would have things set up and organized before the baby’s arrival. i think i would be a total monster if i had to move with a newborn!