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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCreamingSoda View Post
    I think it would be doable. At 7 weeks they literally just need you. Invest in a really good baby carrier and just strap bub on. My main consideration would actually be my own wellbeing. Growing and birthing a baby is hard. You need time to recover and time to be nurtured. Your DH should be told VERY clearly that your comfort should be put first during the trip. Work to your schedule. Eat when and where you need. Stay places that you have space and comfort. All that kind of stuff. Also I would need to be be very organised with travel insurance and knowing exactly what my options are if Bub or needed an health care. So yes I would go but I would lay down the law first!

    And yes I think the first day of school is very important and would not miss it.

    Good luck xxx
    Thanks for the advice! I have a pretty good ergo that I use with my babies and I'll definitely be getting very comprehensive insurance before Bub is born.

    As far as DH helping me, he is very good with that sort of thing and IF we go to Europe, the grandfather and his partner will join us to help with the kids (and baby). They live a few hours flights from where we would travel to, so it's not hard for them to join us to help. We would also stay in air BnB type accommodation so we will have proper kitchen and living areas and bedrooms.. Comfort isn't an issue at all. Im really just more concerned about whether it's "safe" for a newborn and it looks like the general consensus is that it should be ok?...

    I've had 2 natural births already and don't seem to have any complications so it's unlikely that I'll need a c/s but i did go overseas a couple of years ago 6 weeks after having a laparoscopy to remove my appendix. I know it's not as big of a surgery as a c/s but the recovery time is supposed to be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    Not sure how? I would just make sure you have nice comfy accom with kitchenette facilities etc so you don't have to venture out if you don't want to. And plenty of warm clothes! Agree your comfort is the main consideration
    Warm clothes is something we have a tonne of we always travel in the northern-hemisphere winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
    If everything went to plan it may be doable.

    I personally find I'm pretty fragile (emotionally) for a while after having a baby so I would not want to go on that basis alone. Breastfeeding and caring for a newborn makes me tired too - I would probably be too tired to enjoy any touristy stuff. I also found when I got to number three that my older two kids started to fight. A lot. It was an attention thing and mostly happened when I was looking after the baby. Your DH would be with you on the trip so it would probably be okay.

    If you are fine with that, there are also the what ifs to consider:

    What if you end up needing a c/s? I found it took me longer to recover from my c/s than a complicated VB.
    Or what if you haven't healed properly after the birth (ie stitches)?
    What if there are other birth complications that affect you and your ability to bounce back?
    What if you have trouble establishing breastfeeding?
    What if the baby has reflux and screams around the clock?
    What if the baby has another medical condition that needs attention?

    ETA - just a thought. The baby would also need a passport. You would need to factor time taken to have that processed into your plans as well - I'm guessing you would need to have the birth certificate done prior to applying for the passport, so it could take a while.

    ETA ETA - I guess it all boils down to whether or not you can afford to cover / are happy to lose any out of pocket expenses you may incur if you need to cancel the trip at the last minute due to anything unforseen to do with the birth / newborn period.
    I guess a lot depends on how you cope in a sense with having a newborn, sleep deprivation, breast feeding etc.. I generally get a bit down between 1-2 weeks after baby arrives but then get over that feeling. I loved breast feeding (although it was really difficult with DS1 but With DS2 it was such a breeze, I literally could feed him anywhere, in any position without any fuss).. I cope okay with sleep deprivation.. Because my husband is a SAHD he is very hands on with baby and the other kids so I can get some rest when Bub sleeps.. I really don't mind the very early weeks at all.

    BUT you bring up a very good point about the older ones fighting which I haven't considered before. It's all good when you just have your newborn but even now when I'm pregnant I find that the fighting between my boys drives me insane sometimes and I lose my cool very easily with them. It will definitely be worse overseas... Hmmmmmm

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    I would seize the opportunity when your bub is so young. It sounds like you are going to visit family and have some holiday time too?? Also the timings fit with your family with regards to your son starting school. It would be harder in jan 2018 with a 1 year old!! Noooo. Our youngest is 3 and we haven't travelled o/s as her toddlerhood has spanned 3 years. Just cant do it. Back up plan- insure yourselves to the hilt in case you need to cancel or need medical attention overseas. Be prepared and happy to pull out at any time. If it isnt working out you can come home.

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    Ps come home with plenty of time for your son to be start school. Super important!

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    I would say do it!! Life is short!!!

    We went to Bali when my son was 11 weeks old - I know this is a bit older and you've travelled with a bub this age - but it was one of my highlights of his first year

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    Yeah I think we're going to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    Yeah I think we're going to do it
    Hope you have a fantastic time.

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