Holiday Get Togethers With a Newborn - Germs, Flu, etc??
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|Sun, 09-30-2012 - 1:21pm|
Depending on when I deliver, Isaac could be only a couple weeks old come Christmas. I'm starting to get a little apprehensive about getting together with family. I of course want to visit and spend his first Christmas with family (especially if DH is still overseas), but there are a few young children in our family along with several adults. I don't want to expose him unnecessarily to a cold, flu, whooping cough, etc, but I don't want to be holed up at home by ourselves either. I could have to potentially drive 2 hours each way to get there.
Another consideration is my grandma. She is currently bedridden due to a broken ankle earlier this year. It doesn't look like she's ever going to be be mobile. I'm worried about introducing the baby and visiting for any length of time. I won't go over if she clearly has any kind of contagious ailment, but she's just not in the best of health in general.
What would you do? I do plan on discussing this with our doctors, but I thought I'd ask you all too.