Preggers? Should You Move Now Or Wait Until The Baby Arrives?
One of the best times to make the move to a brand new home is when your family is expanding. The most important question during the process is whether you should move prior to the birth or afterwards? Here are a few reasons why you should move while still pregnant and a couple of reasons why you should hold off until the baby graces this world with his or her presence:
Why You Should Move Before the Baby Arrives
- You Have More Time on Your Hands – Once the baby arrives, you will have to schedule everything around the baby. Right now, you can shop for a home, meet with different realtors, go to open houses, and schedule appointments with the bank without worrying about the various needs of an infant.
- Recovery Time Can Get in the Way – Depending on how the birth goes, you may needs weeks – possibly even months – to physically (and maybe even emotionally) recover from the delivery. If you undergo a cesarean instead of a natural delivery, there is no chance you'll be lifting heavy containers and boxes for quite a few weeks after having the baby. This means that everything will be left up to the "man" of the household.
- Your Nesting Instincts Can Come in Handy – Many women experience something called "nesting" during the last trimester of their pregnancy. This is when they want to clean and create a home that is cozy for their baby when he or she comes home from the hospital. If you are already moved into the new home, you will be able to clean and organize the home so that it is ready for the arrival of your new bundle of joy.
Why You Should Wait Until You Give Birth
- Packing Can Be a Lot Easier – If you move while you're still pregnant, you are going to find it difficult to pack. You won't be able to bend over and your baby bump is going to get in the way of just about everything. If you postpone the move until you give birth, you can pack while your baby is down for a nap.
- Experience Changes Perspective – Before the baby was born, you may have been okay with not finding a home with a laundry room. Now that the baby is here, you may see just how important that laundry room is. Or, you may realize that you need an extra bedroom for storage or a bigger living room. In other words, experience in your new life can give you new perspective into what you really need out of your new home, which you would have overlooked had you decided to move while you were still pregnant.
Ultimately, it all comes down to what you feel is the best fit for you and your family. Whatever decision you make, you will want to make sure that you take the time to compare rates from several different local and long-distance moving services before hiring one to help with your move.
11 June 2016