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October 16th, 2009, 03:07 PM
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I agree that it's rude of your mom to put you in this position.

And with all the sicknesses going around I can definitely understand why you would hesitate to go.

We did travel with dd (as far as 8 hours away) when she was 3-4 weeks old and it was really easy to travel with her. Her doctor even said it's a good age to travel since they usually sleep so much.

But that was a different year and even though she was born at the end of November there wasn't nearly as much sickness going around so we felt comfortable going.

This time around we're keeping Josiah in a lot longer than we did with dd.

You definitely need to do what you feel comfortable doing and don't let your mom pressure you. ((hugs))
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October 16th, 2009, 04:25 PM
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I totally agree with you. I wouldn't want to take a newborn on a 3 hour drive at all. And like the others mentioned, with all the sickness going around, that's just another reason to wait a little while longer before exposing her to a lot of people.

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October 16th, 2009, 06:54 PM
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yea, not selfish at all. your mom is being rude though. that would really upset me.

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October 16th, 2009, 07:04 PM
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i agree with the rest of the women. its not selfish. people may get upset becasue they cant understnad, but yo ucant control their actions. what your mom did isnt right and that would upset me.
if your grandmother just had normal surgery i wouldnt run up there. if she were on her death bed and never has seen her grandchild i would probably go. but thats me.
i took my first child on an 8 hour drive when he was 7 weeks old. we vacationed far away. havent repeated that trip not to much fun. i would think any of them that is a mother would understand.
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October 17th, 2009, 06:30 AM
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Definitely not selfish. I HATE how people assume that we want to parade our babies around to people we were never close to, be all happy, and have a decent energy level, just so that they can see our tiny babies that would rather be sleeping at home than disturbed by a bunch of random people anyways. It just amazes (and angers) me how people forget what it's like to have a newborn and feel entitled to seeing the baby.

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October 17th, 2009, 07:19 AM
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you are not selfish at all.

the last thing you want to take a newborn is a hospital

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October 17th, 2009, 04:44 PM
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I don't think so at all!!!!

Personally I would look at it like this.... they know where you live! Its easier to come to YOU than you bring a baby THERE! Well I guess if your gma is in the hospital, that would be tough, but seriously everyone else could come to you. of course not to mention hospital germs!

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