Is it easier to move before or after I have a baby?

We just found out we have to move here soon, our lease will be up and our landlord has told us that she is going to try to sell the house. I am due in July, and we have the option of moving at the end of June, or the end of July. Would it be easier to go before the baby comes or after. I am also taking into consideration that I have a 2 yo daughter that will be having alot of changes going on and I am trying to make it easier on her too, do you think it would be easier on her if we made the move before or after?

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AK_aries

Asked by AK_aries at 12:54 PM on Apr. 10, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • DEFINITELY easier before the baby comes. You may not be able to lift much, but you'll be able to focus and pack, instead of trying to deal with a fussy baby, or not leaving her in the house alone, or needing to feed her, or being sleep deprived... Your 2 year old will also have a chance to get used to her new digs before baby comes this way, too. We're about to move with a 7 month old, and I figure we'll just be rotating him between us and the people helping us when we move. We had to move when I was 4 months pregnant, and I just focused on the packing and unpacking part of moving. Good luck!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:00 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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  • when in july ? i personally would probably try to move befor ethe baby came it may be harder to move with a new born
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:56 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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  • My baby is due June 15th and i have a 3 yr old daughter, Our lease is up mid june and we have decided to break the lease a month early and move May 1st so that I can get our son's room ready and the whole house finished BEFORE the baby comes. I dont think I could handle just having a baby and having to unpack and decorate the house.
    Kbmancine

    Answer by Kbmancine at 12:58 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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  • I have been in this situation as we have 6 children and were a military family for a while. It is definitely easier to move before the baby. This will give you time to organize your house and let your 2 yr old get use to everything before the new baby comes. Good luck.
    hockeymom2six

    Answer by hockeymom2six at 12:58 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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  • hmmm no experience with another child, but I did move to a new home with my SO when I was 5 months preggo, and couldnt imagine doing all of that with a newborn. I mean having to move the stuff, then clean up the old house...we just moved to a bigger place and my now almost 1 year old had to be dragged along with me when I packed stuff up, and cleaned up. he couldnt stand being put in the walker! he was sooo bored lol. I couldnt imagine doing all that with a 2 year old and newborn. I can understand two major life changes being stressful to your oldest, but maybe try to move before #2 so your oldest can settle into the new home then settle into being an older sibling, instead of the shock of both at the same time!~ GL
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 12:59 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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  • I would try to move before the baby is born. You won't be able to lift stuff, but you can direct and get unpacked. I would rather be settled in a little bit when the baby got home, cause they are enough work, without the process of moving, unpacking, cleaning and everything else.
    musikdoll

    Answer by musikdoll at 12:59 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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  • I'm due on the 3rd. And have to be out by the end of July, but she said we can leave as soon as we can if we wanted she would let us break the lease since we cant stay anyway. But the house we fouind that we like isnt going to be ready untill mid-June. Getting painted, a new roof, and some sewer work done to the septic system. And they cant start on it untill the current tenants move out in May.
    AK_aries

    Answer by AK_aries at 12:59 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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  • I would say move before the baby is born. If you wait to move you will have to move with a newborn and a toddler.
    frapanda

    Answer by frapanda at 12:59 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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  • I would say before the baby. You will be too tired after lil one is here and it will give your 2yro some time to get used to the new place before the new baby!
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 1:12 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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  • I guess that does make sense. I was thinking more about me swelling and having to unpack everything being huge and pregnant and the strain of me being super tired and hormonal. I didnt reallythink about the new baby and me not sleeping then either. Or havein gto deal with a baby and a toddler to unpack. Thanks everyone!
    AK_aries

    Answer by AK_aries at 2:02 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

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