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Well, I don't know where Branson is, but I think it's fine to take a 3-mo baby on a two-night vacation. I eouldn't give her a bottle of water, and definitely don't give her any juice. Just make sure that YOU drink enough water, and nurse your babe whenever she wants. It's very rare for a bfed on demand baby to get dehydrated.
Do you co-sleep? I would figure out what the sleeping situation is going to be. If you don't cosleep, I would bring a porta-crib. If you do co-sleep, I'd want to know what size bed there would be, what the mattress was like, etc. I bring portable guard rails with me when we go places because our mattress at home is on the floor, and I don't sleep well in a raised bed because I worry the babies will fall out (without the rails).
I guess you'll have to use your judgement about the pool. I don't think it would make her sick, but maybe the water would be too cold? Also there's all those chemicals. . .
My advice would be to make sure you have some downtime. If you're always on the go, you'll get totally wiped out and dd might get over-stimulated. Make sure she still gets all her naps in.
Have fun; good luck!
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.