(Closed) Moving 2 months before baby? Or 4 months after baby?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1487 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@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
1342 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@cbee:  I’m not a mom but I think if I was pregnant, I’d want before!!!

Post # 7
529 posts
Busy bee

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
5763 posts
Bee Keeper

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
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • 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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 12
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 13
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 Wink

Post # 15
2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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! 

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