"Vacation" with a Toddler

So we leave for our vacation in 9 days (my husband's mom wants to get all her kids together) which neither of us really want to go to... We are leaving the day I hit 29 weeks to go to North Carolina (from the Inland NW)... Heat, humidity, 3rd trimester, and a 2 yr old... now you see why Vacation is in quotations. I have a billion lists going to get ready and packed and we have 2 doc appts, (well baby for my 2 yr old and OBGYN for me) plus I work full time so I have to get all up to date before I go... I am trying really hard not to stress, but there is a part of me that hopes at my OBGYN appt she tells me she is no longer comfortable with me flying. We talked to her about it before we got tickets and she said as long as everything stays normal, it's not too late for me to be flying, I just needed to make sure and walk around a lot and stay hydrated, etc. Dreading going, but I don't see a way out of it at this point. I would rather take the week off, stay home, and go do fun stuff around town with my toddler and sneak a baby moon in with my hubby.... Sorry, I'm just whiny today, LOL

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    07/14/14
    We are holding out hope that my OBGYN will kabosh me flying at my appt Wednesday, but really not super hopeful since I have no issues of concern (Which is GOOD!) My husband was hoping she would kill the trip before we got tickets since I would be in my 3rd trimester, but she said it was early enough in my 3rd that she wasn't worried about it, barring any problems arising. I could run around the building 3 times before I go in to get my BP up... Hahahahahaha
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      07/14/14
      5Tabitha
      I understand! Seriously..have your OB write a note and you scan and email to mother in law... :D Nobody but you and OB have to know if it's true or not.

      My hubby's family tried to get all 6 kids in my delivery room...we had the nurses tell them kids outside of immediate werenot allowed in delivery and not post partum because Andrew was sick. Heehee. You might be amazed-just tell OB you are stressed about the flight, at 29 weeks, that could be dangerous for baby with flying.
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        07/14/14
        4Rina
        Honestly, I know it is a pain, and I have felt that way about family commitments, especially with my in-laws many times. Now...take a deep breath and imagine 25-30 years from now when you would like your children and their families to visit you. Sometimes a little perspective is all it takes.
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        07/14/14
        I hear you about perspective, (buuuut) my husband has an interesting (read tumultuous) relationship with his mom. She made some very questionable decisions when they were little and they ended up in a bad situation, etc. Anyways, it would be different if one of us was looking forward to going, we were talking about it last night and neither one of us is excited to go. Which is sad because we should want to see family, but we live close to my family and far away from his for a reason. I am trying to suck it up knowing we won't have to repeat this debacle for many years since they do live so far away... I am grateful that my one sister in law that lives nearby and that we will be on the same flights, since her son is about the same age as my daughter and they can play together during the lay over. She isn't looking forward to the trip either, the more details we get about it, the less we want to go. She is jealous that I may have an out.
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        07/14/14
        4Rina
        Yes, it is much harder if your husband also isn't looking forward. That is not the case with me. My husband is super close with his siblings and parents, and so I never want to be in the way of him spending time with them.
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        A work away from home mommy. I like running, crafting (sewing and crochet mostly), and playing with my goofy toddler!