Planning to move when you are 30 weeks pregnant and are hardly able to bend can be really thought-provoking. While you are expecting, backache, nausea, morning sickness are just some of the health issues that you regularly deal with. And when in between all this, relocation comes into the picture, you are only left puzzled and numbed. You are unable to decide whether you should move in your pregnancy phase or after the delivery. With a baby bump, it is sure that cleaning, wiping, packing and other moving tasks will become not more than a challenge for you but, you will have to do what has to be done.
This blog discusses in details the pros of moving while pregnant and after the baby arrives. Every important aspect has been considered and has been talked about lucidly here. Read on further to get an insight into them.
Upsides of Moving While Pregnant
No open house waits for nursing & napping
When you are hunting for a house and go on a visit to an open house, you usually get only around 30 minutes to finalize the deal. This crucial time can definitely not be spent in changing the diapers, feeding and napping of your newborn. It can really get awfully hard for you to explore the open house with a crying baby in arms. In case, you miss any vital information about the house that you must be aware of, then the situation will no more remain in your favor. The decision to buy or not to buy the house has to be made quickly. If you miss it, your favorite property will be registered in someone else’s name then. So, finalizing the house while you are pregnant is much smoother.
Don’t undervalue the nesting instinct
If you are expecting then you know what nesting instinct can do to you. This instinct of making a room/space for your newborn reaches to the height in the third trimester. Before it stimulates you and you go crazy wiping your kitchen cabinets and cleaning your cupboards & shelves, you should shift. Remember not to misjudge the nesting instinct, as it can give you serious mood swings. It is better to be settled before your trimester because you won’t be able to curb your nesting instinct then.
Not ruining baby’s sleep pattern
You see that the biggest benefit of moving before baby comes is that you won’t ruin your baby’s sleep. Babies are really sensitive to their environment and their sleeping pattern is likely to get disturbed when they are moved to a new place. You must know that babies boom on routine and their well-established sleep pattern can go haywire with even a little alteration to the environment. So, it is better that you plan your household relocation before the baby arrives by hiring the best packers and movers of the industry.
Post-natal recovery takes time
You are not a superwoman, accept it. After pushing out the baby, you will need time to heal and recover. Some women take time in recovering while some are quick with it. How quick your body healing process may be, you will still need time to gather your spirits and stand stronger. Better that you don’t take your health for granted and try to avoid moving right after you have delivered the baby. Take time, heal yourself, get over with the bodily pains and then think of moving. It simply means that if you are planning to move after the delivery then, you will have to wait for much longer. The wise decision here would be to move while you are in your pregnancy phase. You will have difficulties here too, but comparatively less than the post-delivery moving.
However, if your mood swings and morning sickness doesn’t allow you to take up the moving task in the expecting phase then, plan it after the baby arrives. Here, we have penned down some of the advantages or reasons for you to plan your move after the delivery. Go through all these pros as under-
Reasons to Move after the Baby Comes
No baby bump and aching back
After your delivery, your back won’t hurt while picking up the boxes or bending down to pack goods won’t be tough for you anymore. Since there would be no baby bump, your body will feel lighter to perform various moving related tasks. While you are pregnant, you are not advised to lift heavy weights, as it results into low birth weight, premature labor and other pregnancy complications. But, when you are done with the delivery, you are free and your body is in a position to handle all the moving related tasks. This means that you will be able to help your spouse by actively participating in the entire moving project.
Make mommy friends faster
Your kid will make it possible for you to make mommy friends much faster. Moving with your newborn can help you develop the social connections whole lot quicker. In fact, many neighborhoods have mommy groups on social media, which you can join and keep interacting with them throughout the day. Some even have mommy happy hours, where you will meet other new moms and will be able to mingle with them and discuss mommy-baby things.
Better understanding of the place
Now that you have your baby in your arms, you know about his/her requirements. You will have a better understanding of how to utilize the space in your new house in a better way. You can decide on whether you need a separate room for your kid, a bigger kitchen, a master-sized bedroom or other special requirements. If your baby junk and dirty clothes are in hundreds of piles then you definitely need a bigger laundry room. So, you will have a clearer sense of the new place and will be able to organize things accordingly.
Newborns are manageable
On contrary to your belief, newborns are easy to manage. They usually sleep, poop and have to be fed at regular intervals. They won’t hinder your moving project until unless you have a colic baby. Colic babies usually cry without any reason and they can annoy you to every extent. Rest, all you need is to just keep them fed and dry, and they won’t create a nuisance. Of course, this is better than working with a risky baby bump. So, you can go in favor of moving with a new baby in hand.
No doubt, moving before or after pregnancy can be done safely while keeping some careful tips in mind. But, let’s face it- the entire moving process won’t be a cakewalk for you. It will involve your efforts and struggle to remain calm even when you are not at all calm. It will demand your attention even when you have lost concentration and most importantly, will demand your utmost patience even when you are going high-time impatient.
With this, there are also possibilities that one or other family members of yours is going to convince you to not move in such an important phase of life. Indeed, their love for you is unfathomable! But, you can also not deny the fact of making a move for a better lifestyle, job opportunities, reputed school for kids, and other facilities. A better life comes over and above anything & everything. Just go with the gut and make a move at the time you think will be the most suitable for you- with a giant belly or with a little bundle of joy in hand. Choice is yours! Take care, happy moving!