In May 2010 my water spontaneously broke. I was 6 weeks early and my son had to stay in the NICU for 2 weeks which was obviously very hard and frightening.
I am now 19 weeks pregnant and my MIL really wants my son to meet his cousin who lives in the east coast. They are even moving up his birthday a month early so that my son can be there. I had agreed to go at first mainly because it does sound like fun and would be nice to get away for a week.
My concern is I have a history of preterm labor. We can only come the last week in March which I will be 29 weeks. We live in Oregon and flying to Mass. It will be over a 6 to 8 hour flight since we have to make another connection to get out of our rural area. I will have 20 month old to care for and my husband will be with me.
I wouldn't feel quite so insecure except lately my MIL has not been returning any of my emails about just the facts of my having preterm labor and such. I feel like she doesn't want to answer them because if there is any kind of negativity (concerns) about the trip she doesn't want to talk about them.
So this morning I mention to my husband that I now feel I don't want to go and he freaks out that his mom may have bought the tickets already etc...
I got pissed because I am worried for myself and the baby. I had a friend last year go on vacation to NYC from LA and she went into preterm labor and delivered at 23 weeks and had to stay in NYC for 4 months!!
I just want other women's take on it since I have next to no friends where we live.
Thank you in advance.