Hi, so I am hoping to get advice from the experienced mamas on this list...
DH and I live in NYC in a beautiful, spacious (for the area) 1BR loft apartment that we love, in a neighborhood we love, with lots of close friends that we love who are really nearby, including my closest mama friend. We purchased the apartment just last year and have lived here for 4 years total. I am planning a homebirth and love the idea of doing it in this place we love. I would definitely ask my mama friend to be there as I was there for her, living just around the corner.
I am planning on cosleeping/crib in our bedroom and figured with the size of our place, and based on what other friends have done, it would be realistic to stay here until baby is perhaps 10-11 months at most. But considering that we have to rent this place out as well as find a new apartment to rent, I can picture us feeling really pressured and stressed with a cruising little one and a bunch of clutter.
So what do you think is MORE stressful: househunting and moving while pregnant, or househunting and moving with a new babe?