Been given an early christmas gift of a night away in beautiful castle in scotland but could not get any suitable dates until february, by which I will be 36 weeks pregnant. Would you go ahead and book or will I be too heavy and grumpy to enjoy it? Gift valid for 6 months but can't imagine doing it after baby arrives!
I went away for a night at around that time, I was feeling fine but took my hospital bag and notes just in case... And the hotel wasn't too far away, I wouldn't have felt like a long car journey as I had terrible backached.
If it's not too far away I would book it, you can usually cancel hotel bookings with 24 hour notice so just see how you are feeling nearer the time and ask them to call you if any earlier cancellations come up (or keep calling and checking)
It would be lovely to have a night away before the baby arrives if you're feeling well and up for it. Enjoy!
Yes, yes, yes. Then I would go and make the most of it!
Take your bag and notes.
Btw, one of the nicest hotel stays I have had was when DD1 was 9 weeks old. She was as good as gold and it was a heavenly break for me after the state of extreme shock I had been in for the previous 2 months!
But I would still prefer to go before the baby than after.
Hippy, I just didn't want to waste such a nice gift if I thought I would be feeling uncomfortable and grumpy! I feel great at moment but as a first timer I don't know what lies ahead, so was hoping you experienced gals would give me an idea of what is possible later on in pregnancy!
wouldn't think twice about it. you'll probably at least a month away from giving birth! no point sitting around waiting for something to happen. i'm 36 weeks right now and neither particularly heavy nor unsually grumpy, and i'd jump at the chance of staying in a lovely hotel for a night. having said that your DP should be prepared for you to be getting up ten times in the night to go to the loo!
At 36 weeks I travelled 4 hours drive to a friends wedding. DH was bestman so couldn't not go really. We also had DD1 who was 20 mths. Was a very long a busy and knackering day but well worth it. Had my bags and notes and carseat in car with us just in case.
The spa sounds fab. At 33 weeks I went to the Hen weekend 4 hours away for a spa weekend which was bliss! Staying in a remote cottage on the moors was abit scary though.