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23/09/2013 at 10:38
We are taking A to Malaysia on Thursday and I am DREADING it.
It's not an option not to go. It's not really a holiday, I wouldn't choose to go, but it's because my grandparents live there and cannot travel and obviously would very much like to meet the baby before one or both of them passes away (my grandpa especially is not in good health).
We have got a 6-hour flight to Dubai, then a 2-hour stopover, then another 6 hours to Malaysia. We leave Thursday evening at 10pm and arrive in Malaysia on Friday at 10pm (yes, timezones!). He is going to be knackered isn't he?! I'm guessing he'll be constantly woken, I reckon he'll fall asleep in the taxi to the airport (oh and he hates cars so he'll scream during that then fall asleep probably) then be woken straight away when we get to the airport, then fall asleep in the sling during check-in, then be woken when we get to the plane and sit down... Oh I am not looking forward to it.
Then while we're there it's 7 hours ahead, so we'll have jet lag to cope with, plus we'll be staying with family all of whom I'm sure will want to poke their nose in, why am I still breastfeeding, why does he sleep in our bed and not a travel cot (FAT CHANCE), what the hell is baby-led weaning...
Please tell me it will be ok!
23/09/2013 at 11:10
Our holidays were different, as E couldn't move other than a roll, so I can't really comment but i'm sure all will be fine x
23/09/2013 at 11:51
I'm soooo wishing we'd taken him much earlier, at maybe 4 months or so, but at the time of booking we weren't sure which job H would be in
23/09/2013 at 11:55
Bless you, as we know we took E at 14 weeks, again at 7.5months. Both were fine travel wise but the later was a drive-boat-drive. TBH the space inbetween meant that she could stretch her legs, so the stopover for those few hours might be good for stretching legs if there is a play place inside the airport, even better. The fact that you are BF'ing makes thing so much easier too!
I'm sure he will sleep, even if it's disturbed sleep. And, just keep saying "it's only 12 hours of our lives" - think of how adored he'll be when he gets there too, so worth it :)
23/09/2013 at 12:17
Yes that's true, my grandparents talk of nothing but him, they are so excited. I'm sure when he is older and looks back he will appreciate that we gave him the chance to meet them. I know I would x
23/09/2013 at 12:56
Oh bless, I'm sure it will all be fine, although I completely see why you're worried. Like LM says though, its only one day, and will be amazing once you're there. And hopefully even though his sleep will be disturbed there will be enough scenery changes to keep him entertained rather than grumpy while he is awake. L is going on his first flight on Monday (only 3.5 hours, nothing compared to you!) so I have no helpful advice, but I very much share your concerns!
23/09/2013 at 15:38
If there is one thing that W has taught me, it's that you cannot guess how you baby is going to be. I'll bet you work yourself up to the trip being a nightmare and that A won't travel well, but in actual fact, he'll probably breeze through it. I imagine the time difference might be an issue, but then the clocks changing here can do that too! Make sure you have plenty of things to keep him occupied and i'm sure you'll be fine.
Hope you have a good trip and enjoy seeing your grandparents! :-)
23/09/2013 at 16:44
You'll be fine. Stop thinking and stressing about it. Babies are more adapable than we give them credit for. Just go with the flow.
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