So....we're in the process of buying a house...!
Some people (Tom, my parents, etc.) have been saying "we bought a house", and I keep correcting them. We haven't officially bought it yet. I can't let myself get too confident! But the process is underway. As long as the mortgage application goes through and the inspection doesn't turn up anything crazy, we will be homeowners in early March!
...with a baby due March 25th. Ha!
Since there will be some overlap between closing on the new house and the end of our rental agreement at our current place, we will have the choice to move either right before the baby is born, or shortly after.
At this point, I'm thinking after the baby is born would be best. Trying to pack and move while I'm 8+ months pregnant sounds very unappealing. I already feel so huge and cumbersome as it is. And I don't think I'd have the energy to do much unpacking in the new place during those last weeks of pregnancy, which would just make my "nesting" instincts go crazy, and get me very stressed out. I'd rather not bring a new baby home to a huge mess! But I figure if we wait until mid-April to move, it would give us some time to fix up a few things at the new place before we get any furniture in there. When the baby is born, I can bring him home to our sparse (since hopefully some of our stuff would be packed already) yet still liveable rental house, have a week or two to settle into life with a newborn, and then move.
Has anyone moved right before or after having a baby? Which would you recommend?