moving cross country a week after delivery??

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by silverrein, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. silverrein

    silverrein Well-Known Member

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    There's no real way around it, DH has to report back to Ft. Bragg soon after our LO is born and me staying behind for ample recovery time is not really an option. It will probably be about a week after the birth that this will need to be done. We will be driving from Texas to NC. What do we need to do in order to prepare for this move? We will be driving, so I know to factor in double the amount of time to get there in order to stop for feedings, diaper changes, etc. I've never had a child before so I don't know how I will be feeling physically. Any tips?
     
  2. JohnsPrincess

    JohnsPrincess Well-Known Member

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    Oooh boy! We were worried this was going to happen to us! Dh just got orders and before we got them they were saying "Jan/Feb"...well...baby is due the beginning of Feb so I was a little stressed. Our actual PCS date is 30 July now, though. Much better!!!

    But anyways, when our baby is 2 weeks old we will be driving from here in Little Rock back home to Tampa for a couple weeks. We actually just spoke today about my possibly flying with the baby while he makes the drive with the dogs. We figure...first off, it's a LONG drive and I'll be very...tender. Secondly, say the baby needs to eat every hour. Okay, well that's fine. But what if the baby is a "long" eater? So each stop is 30...40...50 min?? It would take FOREVER to get there. Is there any way that you and baby can fly and hubby can make the drive? I still have to look into it because I'm not sure I want my 2 week old on a plane with a bunch of germs...we'll see.

    As for what you'll need...obviously...start packing now. If the military is moving you, great, but you'll still want to decide what you want with you until you get into your new house. Clothes for all of you, Dh's uniforms, plenty of diapers, etc. A pack and play would be fine for baby to sleep in until you are in your house (unless you are co-sleeping then you may not even need that!)...

    I'm sure someone else will be a better help, lol, this is my first too!
     
  3. Statik

    Statik Well-Known Member

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    I feel for you! That is a long drive. It really depends on your body. There are some women who are up and about right after delivery. I was never that lucky even with my 2nd which I never tore. It took me 3 weeks to really get up after having her. Make sure you have a donut thingie to sit on and ibuprofen. I don't know how flying would go either. The changes in cabin pressure really hurt baby's ears and that is why a lot of them cry on flights.
    Sorry about the typos as I am on my phone. Hth though.
     

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