Denmark you might say but arnt you about to have a baby? Yes this is true! Im due to have a baby in two weeks time and this Saturday I shall be travelling a 16 hour journey to spend a week in Denmark! Complete craziness I know but sometimes in life you just have to have these adventures. These stories that will be told again and again.
We as a family love mission, we love serving and helping out, so when we got asked we didnt think we just said yes. There are risks certainly, big risks that could prove to be expensive or we could have an awesome week. We are going to volunteer at a Christian boarding school teaching lessons and getting a bit of the Danish culture. Pants is so excited about going to Denmark, Im a little sad (ok alot sad) that I am going to miss his first time on an airplane. On our way home my husband will fly back with the kids leaving me to endure another long car drive home at 39 weeks. I suppose I see so many firsts, I saw my children take there first steps and talking often from behind a camera to send to my husband, so he can do the same for me the other way round.
So what happens if the baby is born in Denmark? Well that's an obstacle we will have to deal with, my husband will have to fly back and drive out to come and get us, but both my other two children were a week late so hoping this little monkey stays put till after we get home!
Amazing thought the stuff we are taking one baby is enough heres a list of stuff we have to take (and the just in case stuff!)
- Ami's Car seat
- New baby car seat (just in case)
- Travel cot
- Push chair
- Hospital Bag (dont forget the notes too)
- All our luggage/ food for Ami and nappies
- Pants car seat
Just for a week we have so much! We will have a lovely time Im sure, a bit of time to spend as a family of four, a little bit of mum and dad time for the kids. I am excited but very nervous about 16 hour journey out there with a 14 month old!
Do you have any tips for long car journeys and toddlers?
oh wow you are aa crazy lady! i barely left my house at 38 weeks going to tesco felt risky! good luck and i hope you all have an amazing time. don't work too hard and look after yourself!! the only tip i have is naughty but bribery solves anything for a 14 month old. a few rice cakes and my boy is happy and quiet for as long as i need him to behave!ReplyDelete
lol yes will make sure have loads of snacks! we leave and travel over night argh!!Delete
Wow! I hope you have a great time. I think you are very brave.ReplyDelete
Take it easy and have lots of stops en route. Good luck!
thanks yes loads of wee breaks!Delete
Wow, you are brave! Good luck!ReplyDelete
So close to your due date, you are VERY brave! I hope the LO stays put until your return, however if he/she decides to join your family holiday in Denmark, that would be one fab story to share too!ReplyDelete
As for tips on travelling with toddlers...iPad, colouring in, storybooks. Its NOT easy and I still have stress lines from taking my 1yr old Ellie on her 16hrs trip from N.I to Dallas, Texas! Good Luck!! xx Thanks for linking up to #MMWBH xx
oh dear yes hoping should be ok! we only have to do the long trip with Ami once! so if its too trumatic will just count down the hours!Delete
aaaww have a fab time!!! :) #MMWBH xReplyDelete
Just make sure you've got your notes with you!! Good luck!ReplyDelete
yes have that and everything else! extra towels for the journey lol :)Delete
Wow that's an adventure but for a good cause. Wish you best of luck and at least a week's delay!ReplyDelete