Post # 1
So we’re moving pretty far next week (a 20 hour drive plus breaks), while I’m over 37 weeks pregnant, due to my husband getting a new job. I have an appointment with my doctor here on Tuesday to make sure I’m still good, then an appointment with my new doctor Friday to make sure things are still good after the move.
So I’ve already set up an appointment down there and found a hospital that I like. If there’s time, we’ll do a hospital tour. If not, we’ll see how it goes. I’m a bit worried about changing doctors and hospitals but there’s not much I can do about it.
I’m currently inquiring about rental properties so hopefully we can move in ASAP when we get there. I’m also going to make sure we know where we’re stopping Wednesday night so we can book the hotel (and make sure it’s pet friendly).
My husband is looking into the whole PODS thing so maybe it can be dropped off Monday and shipped off to our new destination on Tuesday sometime. He’s also talked to his job about the whole situation. He also needs to get a trailer rented so we can tow my car behind his truck (and fill it with any necessary baby stuff just in case).
We’re going today to get moving supplies to start packing tonight and also to the pet store to make sure we have what we need to travel with our animals (a dog, a cat, and a turtle).
We’re going to talk to the place we’re currently renting from today and make it clear that we’ll pay through the end of July to cover our 30 days notice. Also, we’ll start cleaning this weekend.
So, is there anything we’re forgetting? I’m sure there is since I’m so forgetful lately and I’m sure there are things he’s thought of that I haven’t.
Post # 3
Don’t forget to forward your mail!
Doesn’t sound like a very fun trip at 37 weeks pregnant but looking like you’re making sure you’ll be prepared.
Post # 4
@Mrs.KMM: I had thought about the mail and changing our address with our bank account earlier but somehow had forgotten by now!
I also know I need to find a hospital about every two hours on the trip just in case and to research pediatricians this weekend.
Being prepared I think is keeping me from stressing out or becoming crazy hormonal about stupid things I can’t control. It also helps that we’re moving so close to our families. We’ll be an hour and a half away from them instead of the 20 hours that we are right now. And it helped to talk to my doctor yesterday.
Post # 5
We just moved and something I wish I would have done is create a “Things we’re going to need right away” box and put it somewhere close to the front of the packed area/in the car. You’ll have your toiletries/essentials with you, but a box with two plates, two cups, silverware, dish soap, a rag, etc would have been AWESOME to have readily available. Instead, we had to grab takeout/dig through boxes the first few nights until we found everything.
Also, don’t forget to make any baby stuff you’ll need readily available. If you deliver on the road (HOPE NOT!) then you’ll want to have quick access to the crib/bassinet/etc
Post # 7
@randomequine: Oh yes, we definitely are keeping all the necessary baby/hospital stuff nearby. We’re towing my car behind my husband’s truck so we’ll have that extra space for all of this stuff. We’re hoping to get the stuff up there soon but we’ll be staying with my husband’s parents for a couple of nights once we first arrive so hopefully we won’t need too much.