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Hot curry and hot sex . . . eugh! If I have to! Doing the caster oil thing today. Just trying to work up the courage! Down it! Down it! x
Oh dear becky 26, just had a look at your reply and if your spelling is anything to go by, plus your indication toward taking castor oil (which has been proved to be dangerous in pregnancy recently)... I really dont think you should be wagging a finger at me.
I simply feel you are going to womad to prove you can instead of looking out for the welfare of your at best two week old.
You do a smart line in offensivnes Nib Nob/
Take a deep breath, count to ten, and then forget about them. Nob who?
2 years ago I took my 8 week old son to Womad. Although we didn't camp (stayed overnight with family who live locally) it was absolutely fine - in fact we had a lovely time! It sounds like you're prepared to be sensible and, if you do feel up to going, not expose the baby to loud noise etc so I don't see the problem. So long as the people handling the baby have clean hands then what's the difference between WOMAD and spending the weekend in the park? There are facilities for breastfeeding, nappy changing etc and the NCT tent is also quite quiet if you want some time out with the baby (also from memory they do a baby bath time around tea time).
I now have 2 little ones (my second is 6 months, and the baby that went at 8 weeks is 25 months and we're going to camp this year) but with hindsight would be a slightly more daunted by the thought of handling 2 of them in a tent with a baby so young, but that's more the toddler than the baby. Maybe going during the day is a possible compromise if you aren't feeling up to the full rigors of glamping?
Anyway, if you do make it to camping it sounds like you'll have lots of help, and what's the worst that can happen? It doesn't work out and you have to go home early.
Have fun whatever you decide to do!
I seem to recall the human race did pretty well for itself well before festivals and being out in fields (abeit not really fields cos they're an agrarian thang) was the norm, rather than a weekend thing.
Anyway...Mother knows best! We can all make guesses and judgments but we ain't the ones doing the popping out!! Your decision Becky26 - which ever one it is, it'll be yours and it'll be the right one.
hear hear Baz (or is that here here) it always confuses me.. anyway - what Baz sez :)
Thank you Faspjen for your encouraging story! And also I didn't know there was an NCT tent, which is fantastic. My main concern really is that baby and I wouldn't have enough time to have breastfeeding properly established, but if there are NCT ladies there we'll be grand!
As much breastfeeding help and advice as you could wish for. I also have things set up this end so that I see 2 breastfeeding councillors (1 at hosp and 1 at home) the day after she's born. And she will be weighed daily before we leave also. Actually I'm sure if there's an NCT tent I could have her weighed there which will really set my mind at ease.
As far as the camping goes, the plan is that my fiance and my brother will go in our MPV with all the stuff. Then myself, my mum and the children will leave in a second car 4 hours later. So by the time we get there daddy and bro should have home all set up and ready for us. We also meet a group of 5 friends there who we camp with, one of those is a nurse and a mother of 3. If I'd not done Womad before I would definitely be anxious about the camping, but like I say, Womad is literally home from home for us. We take the world and it's wife with is to ensure our daughter has everything she needs and that taking care of her is easy and it will be no different this year. Actually this year will be better because we have the new tent which means we will be able to control the temperature in any given situation.
Going to Womad this year has nothing to do with prooving that I can. There is not only me to think of. There is my daughters, my fiance, my family and friends. Womad is not just a festival to us and never has been. It is a truely uplifting, motivational and positive experience that actually carries us all through whatever the rest of the year might have to through at us. And as long as baby and I are both healthy and well I see no reason why that should be taken away from everybody.
Thank you to everybody for your words of encouragement and advice.
Becky, Could you do more? I doubt it.
You have identified the potential problems and put all nessessary safeguards in place including taking medical advice and getting the guys to make you a home at Womad before you arrive. There is one thing you have not mentioned, if you were at home you'd be unlikely to have the level of support you will have at Womad; both friends and family around you 24/7.
As Baz points out it is a nateral process, lets hope baby arrives in good time for you to be able to attend. x
Never mind. Bit defensive on this forum eh? Why would that be??? I wouldnt be surprised if some of you are the ones who push buggies with overtired children around the festival at 11pm.
Well, I would not take the health chance with our sons if they were that age. But you and your 5 friends go and enjoy yourself. That's why you're going.
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