I'm just after suggestions on what you would do in similar circumstances, because I'm not sure of the best way to approach this!
It's DS's second birthday in a few weeks. His cousin has a birthday 2 days before him. DS and I are going to fly down to see our families a week before his birthday so we can go to his cousin's party as well. DH will join us the day before DS's birthday. This will be the last opportunity we have to go down and visit without the Dr signing off to say I am fit to fly in 3rd trimester... and quite frankly the idea of flying down (2 flights usually with at least a 2 hour wait between) after that point with my highly active son is distinctly unappealing. We also have my BIL's coming up just before we go down (a week each, with a week in between). So we can't change the dates.
Regarding presents for DS would you:
- Not take any from yourself knowing that he's likely to get presents from everyone down there (and possibly even taking Christmas presents back) and will need to cater for this in luggage allowance.
- Take a few smaller presents given the above.
- Take all the presents (except maybe the bike) and hope that you can manage to bring them back without too many difficulties.
If no/few presents, when would you give the rest?
We're planning on afternoon tea at the park with grandparents, uncles/aunts and cousins. He's got a few little friends up here though, should we have a little afternoon tea and play session with his friends the weekend after we get back, too?
Given we're likely to be staying with family, and the party will be on his actual birthday, how would you guarantee that you get some quiet inmediate family time to celebrate?
Sorry for the long post. My anxiety is flaring up (so much happening between now and when bub arrives), and I'm struggling to keep perspective.