Moving 4 weeks after baby is due, don’t have a choice. Could really use advice!

  • Moving 4 weeks after baby is due, don’t have a choice. Could really use advice!

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    tsquaredwsu

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    November 7, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Also military. We did a fully DITY move when my second was six weeks old. My husband drove the moving truck and I flew with the kids. Would you be willing to do that? I had an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, with a fairly easy recovery. I was NOT willing to drive 1200 miles with a newborn, and flying made the most sense.

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    unifoxcorndog

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    November 7, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Honestly, the only way out is through. Plan for everything to take at least twice as long as you think it will (including the drive, baby is going to want to eat a lot.). Try not to stress and take everything as it comes. Remember that babies aren’t supposed to be in the car seat for extended periods of time without stopping and moving around, and you will need to stop and walk around too. Good luck! It can be done!

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    believethescience

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    November 7, 2021 at 8:08 am

    I was up and moving well 2 weeks after both csectionsa1. You won’t be able to lift heavy things, but the drive should be fine. You need to stop every 30 to 45 minutes or so anyway with a baby that young. Take time to stretch and move, take advil as needed. your job is to take care of baby and rest.

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    KATEWM

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    November 7, 2021 at 8:08 am

    I don’t have advice for the long drive, but we did move with a 5 week old. If he was born on his due date it would have been a 2 week old! My advice for the actual packing is to start way earlier then you think you need to. Sitting in the car and caring for the baby should be the extent of your duties during the actual move. Do a little bit of packing each day starting ASAP. You can do it!

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    fukkinturduken

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    November 7, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Take a breath. You’re gonna do fine. Does the military not give him paternal leave if not deployed?

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    neighborhood_bully5

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    November 7, 2021 at 8:08 am

    That’s rough. I honestly don’t think you should be planning on driving there. Is it possible for you to stay with family, a friend, or in a hotel until you’re fully recovered and then just fly there?

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    ilikedeadpeople

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    November 7, 2021 at 8:08 am

    My husband is getting stationed in Texas in early May, so we will be moving there from North Carolina in late April. Baby is coming late March. I am pretty terrified. The military will help us move, but that’s still a really long drive to take. I am at a *slightly* higher risk for C-sections due to a bicornuate uterus and a currently low-lying placenta that has a very, very, very small chance of becoming placenta previa. Thus, I’m trying to plan as if I’m going to have to have a major abdominal surgery and then move within four weeks…When typically the recovery is a minimum of six weeks. Even if I have a perfect vaginal delivery, who knows how long recovery could take from that!

    Hubs is amazing, I have no doubt that he will make sure that he and the moving company will do absolutely all of the work, he would carry me to and from the car and to damn Texas itself if I asked. And I have no problem giving my body the rest that it needs. None of that is a concern. But I can’t avoid the drive, and we will obviously have to take care of the baby as a team. And we have 2 cats and a dog.

    Has anybody been in a similar situation? What did you do?

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