- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
Hey girls, I’m in a bit of a predicament, and was wondering if any one had advice. Sorry if this is a bit long!
I am 8 weeks pregnant (due mid Oct) and currently living in Virginia. However, my hubs and I want to move back home to Michigan to be closer to family (I will need all the help I can get with my first wee one!). I set the deadline to be all moved in by Sept so I can at least have a month to get ready for the baby, find a new midwife, etc.
First problem: Promotion woes. My Darling Husband is up for a promotion that will let him transfer, so he put in for several places in Michigan. However, due to office politics and things, it’s taking a long time and he may have to wait 6 more months. Now he can just move laterally, and transfer into the same position he has now, but he’ll have to wait another 6 months before he can put in for the promotion and he’ll have to be moved to a different store for that.
Location? My parents said it’s fine if we need to stay with them for a bit until we find an apt or house of our own. I have no problem with that, as they have a big house and we’d have the basement all to ourselves. However, we don’t want to move to the city they live in (DeWitt). I’d prefer to live in a city 45mins away (Grand Rapids) or even farther (Grand Haven/Holland area). But there is no real way of knowing where we will end up if we wait for the promotion, so it’s hard to apt/house search ahead of time. So we may end up stuck living in a place 2 hours away from his job for longer than we’d wish.
Driving 12 hours straight to get there is tough, but I can’t imagine doing it while pg! Plus we have 2 ferrets and 2 cars. So Darling Husband will have to drive the U-haul with the pets while towing his car, and I’ll have to drive my car behind him. That’ll be a huge pain! I get lost easily (even with GPS – such a blonde) and will be having to make pit stops quite a bit more than usual. Is there a better way to go about this?
I am stressing out a lot about this — I really wish I would of gotten pg after all this mess was through. I have no clue what to do, and suddenly 5 months seems such a short time.