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I'm due in mid January and one thing is leading to another and it looks like our family might be moving to a different state when our lease is up at the beginning of May. By that time we will have a 2.5 year old and a 3.5 month old.<br><br>
When I mentioned this to my dad, he warned me that some of the highest stress factors a person can have are new baby, new job, and moving. We did move before when dd was 7 months old, just before she started crawling, and it was hard but not overwhelming. But it was a local move, and there was no toddler in the mix then. Now I'm scared that this could be too much.<br><br>
If anyone has experiences moving with a newborn, and especially with a newborn and a toddler -- was it manageable, or was it an experience you NEVER want to repeat? We don't *have* to move right away but we are so eager to move closer to the grandparents and away from this crazy big city...
 

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I know someone moving with a 3 month old and a 3.5 year old. They are moving from central California to north east Oregon in a couple of weeks. I can let you know how it goes. Right now with packing and stuff it's abit chaotic but not too bad.
 

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I'm currently in the thick of this. We just sold our townhouse and are moving into a new house at the end of June. It has been incredibly exciting, and also very stressful. I can't wait for it to be over. So far it has actually been fairly manageable. My older daughter is 4 so a bit older than your LO will be. I have had a huge amount of support from my MIL as well, so I'm not on my own with this.<br><br>
I have only just started to pack things up and am feeling somewhat overwhelmed, but I think it will be ok. I'm actually glad we are moving before my younger one is mobile. It means I can put her down for a few minutes and pack a box and other than the fussing when she's not wanting to be put down, I don't have to worry about her getting into something.<br><br>
I am so so looking forward to being in a house and having my own little bit of land, I think all the stress will be worth it. We are hiring movers to do the actual move because there is just no logical way we can do it alone and care for our children.<br><br>
Oh, yes, DH also is being transfered to a new school (not sure where yet) and we are also going to be doing a major remodel of the kitchen in the "new" house so we are getting all our stressors in at once I think.<br><br>
Very best of luck to you. PM me if you would like a post mortem of the actual move process once it occurs (LOL). Our closing date on the house is June 30th. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We moved cross-country w a 2.5-y-o. I can say: start packing very early, so you can just do a little bit each day. Use the process to purge what you don't need. Ask friends for help, and accept it! I found that the best way for friends to help was to take my son so I could pack, and people were very willing to do that.<br><br>
mostly: it's never going to get any easier! I have a newborn now and can second that they're easier before they're mobile. So if you want to move, the sooner the better!
 
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