BTDTs...travel w/ a newborn/young infant
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|Fri, 01-29-2010 - 12:05pm|
my sister has been engaged since just before thanksgiving '08...at first her wedding date was set for september of last year, but then they called it off in the interest of giving themselves more time to save for her big church wedding that is so totally not her, lol.
well, she's seen the light and decided to do something much simpler and easier to plan! yay! unfortunately for me, that means that she's planning it quickly and wants to do it before she and her FI move to wherever he decides for grad school...which means this summer. as much as this is an inconvenience for me, with a baby due in late april (probably won't come till may, lol), but it's her wedding, and she actually asked when i thought i could make it so she could set a date, which was very considerate of her. she didn't have to do that.
anyway, i told her the thing about not taking a baby out in public except for checkups for the first 4-6 weeks, yadda yadda, and gave her the wide timeframe of anytime after approximately mid-june. my question is...how portable are babies, really? YOUNG babies...likely in the 6-12 week range? is it a total pain? she's said something about talking to our parents and maybe the three of them chipping in to help us get plane tickets so we wouldn't have to drive, which is also very very nice of her. babies on a plane though? is that a huge PITA, or will it be as simple as, "if s/he gets fussy, just put a boob in her/his face and voila!"
i'm also supposed to be her matron of honor...we shall see how the dress thing works out with the baby weight, lol. but that's a question for another post down the line i think...right now i'm most concerned with the logistics of traveling with a nearly newborn/young infant.