Post # 1
DH and I had a rather awesome deal fall into our laps, so now we’re looking at a cross-country move when our baby is two months old. Some timing, huh?
Obviously all babies are different, but, can anyone give me some insight as to how this might work? Is this going to be the worst thing I’ve ever done, or will it be somewhat manageable?
It’s been YEARS since I’ve been around an infant, so my memories of this stage are very, very fuzzy.
Post # 3
If I remember right, Mrs. DG moved quite a distance when her daughter was like 3 months old. Hopefully, she’ll chime in here.
At two months… my daughter was sleeping about 16 hours a day. We’d change her diaper, feed her, play for 30 minutes, and put her back to sleep; I’d say she’d be up for about 1 – 1.5 hours and then sleep for 2 – 3. She was hard to get to go to sleep, but once we got her down, she’d sleep really well. She also a super easy baby; I can’t believe how much more time I had to myself those days!
Post # 4
It’s doable 🙂
Once you have a baby – you’ll just do what you have to do. All will work out fine!
There will be things like maybe not setting up the official nursery til you move… and having to find new doctors right away… being a little extra tired… etc.
Honestly the younger the baby the more they nap and the less ‘stuff’ they need to traveling is actually a bit easier. At least it was for us.
Post # 5
I think it’ll depend on your little one’s personality! Baby J is 11 weeks old tomorrow and she sleeps about 7 hours every night, but only takes 15-20 minutes naps during the day, all day and has stretches where she’s awake for 3 hours. She also hates the car, so we can only drive for about 20 minutes before I have to pull over (so no long distance driving for us for a while!). If we were to move right now I’d say the only trouble we’d have would be getting her to the new place.
I think most little ones at this age are pretty easy to get along with when it comes to changes like that though… maybe they’re too young to be attached to anything in particular (or maybe that’s just my experience!).
Good luck, and congrats on the deal 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks guys. I’m won’t be able to see the place we get before we move into it (family is already out there, and I’ll see pictures, but probably not be able to visit) so this is all very overwhelming.
On the plus side, my mother said that if I can pick how I want it painted and how I want the floors and such they’ll do it all before I get there. But how to decorate a house I’ve never seen? Lots of life changes this year!