I'm hurt that no one wants to make the effort to meet our baby when he/she arrives. Yet, they expect us to visit them.
What do you think? And when would you travel to see family with a newborn?
Oh, absolutely agreed! I think I was dwelling on the length of the trip because that impacts everything else - not just the kid having to deal with the ride, but also me being uncomfortable in the car that long, trying to manage feeding during the trip will be harder the longer it is, and yes, the stuff you have to bring to prepare for a journey of that length! I have tried to take a stance of "let's see what happens". I think it is hard to tell people now what you will and won't be willing to do later, so I try to stay non-committal and appear open to the possibility. We just don't have enough information yet to make that decision - what if I wind up having a C-section? what if my baby has latch problems? Honestly, I think when it comes down to it I just can't see myself agreeing a trip of that length for quite a while. But it will be easer to make that case once the reality of my child and my postpartum period are actually here. Not an argument I need to have with those people today, I have enough else on my mind these last few weeks!