I am 4 months pg with my first baby due in May. Very exciting! For a long time we have also wanted to travel to Finland for a white Xmas and to visit my husband's sister and family. We are thinking therefore of having a 2 month holiday in Europe next Xmas, travelling largely by train and staying for a week in a couple of places, but shorter stays in other places including Russia and perhaps even Lapland. It goes without saying it will be VERY cold and I am aware about the risks to the baby etc which is why we are still just thinking about it - but I'm also aware that I am going to have to start planning soon if we want to make this a reality - preferably before the baby comes and I am overwhelmed with new parenthood!
Reactions from friends have been mixed and I'd really like to hear from people who have done something as ambitious as this and their tips for staying sane on the road (and in the air) with an 8 month old baby. (tips on what to take and how to consolidate all the 'stuff' it seems you need for a baby would be especially appreciated).