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Old 01-18-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Pregnant and with a 16 month old...I'm not crazy right?

My entire family is planning a trip to visit my niece who just started the College Program this month. When we go I'll be about 30 weeks pregnant and my daughter will be 16 months old. I have every intention of just going at a leisurely pace. I told my family I'm going solely to see my niece, watch parades and eat snacks

We'll be staying at PPH so if we need to go back for naps/rest/quiet time, it won't be much of a walk.

We're gonna have two days in the park. I'm not crazy right?!?!?!?
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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My entire family is planning a trip to visit my niece who just started the College Program this month. When we go I'll be about 30 weeks pregnant and my daughter will be 16 months old. I have every intention of just going at a leisurely pace. I told my family I'm going solely to see my niece, watch parades and eat snacks

We'll be staying at PPH so if we need to go back for naps/rest/quiet time, it won't be much of a walk.

We're gonna have two days in the park. I'm not crazy right?!?!?!?
Heck NO, It's your decision. If you feel you can do it then do it! If all the women in the world stopped what they wanted to do when they were pregnant there would be a whole lot of women doing a whole lot of nothing.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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With my first pregnancy, i stayed really active up until 2 weeks before I delivered. I usually feel pretty good so I don't see why I couldn't do it, huh? With this pregnancy, I'm still really active (come on...I'm chasing a 1 year old right?!?!) and I don't intend on running back and forth between ToT and Space Mountain all day. I really just want to go and enjoy the ambiance and hope that my 16 month old (at the time) enjoys herself. She slept through her visit when she was 12 weeks old.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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I think one of the biggest challenges for a pregnant woman with a 16mo old will be walking long distances and waiting in long lines. Planning ahead will help with this alot. Determine what rides you know you'll want to take her on (or the family will want to go on). Plan to do hers early and try to avoid zigzagging across the park.

Also, make sure you bring healthy snacks and approved treats for both of you so neither of you get too cranky from hunger pains!
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I would be crazy at home, or crazy at DL. I would rather be crazy at DL! Have fun and listen to your body, you'll know if/when you need a break.
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I can not speak to your mental health. But some of the best time at the park was when I was pregnant and waiting around for the group. I would watch the dapper dans or sit on the Mark Twain. I had a great time. Since the rest of the family will be there you will have lots of help with your daughter.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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I went with my 4 and 6 year old and my 18 month old son when I was 30 weeks pregnant. The weather was not nice while I was there, and being my first visit I was very unprepared for what disney had to offer my 18 month old was very needy I didn't have the best time but tried to cram to much into my day. But.. If I had the chance to do it again I would so I think you should keep your expectations low key and make sure you have help chasing after your 16 month old and have a good time
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Isn't everyone a bit crazy and then you pregnancy and well ya know! LOL! I've had 5 baby girls! Some pregnancies I felt great towards the end some I couldn't get out of bed! My point being that you will know your body and you'll know when you've had too much. With a 16 month old I imagine you'll be in the tamer side of the parks anyways and you shouldn't be able to be get in to too much trouble! Just listen to your body when it says it's tired it should be right around the same time your 16 month old shows signs of being tired! Have a great time!
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I can not speak to your mental health. But some of the best time at the park was when I was pregnant and waiting around for the group. I would watch the dapper dans or sit on the Mark Twain. I had a great time. Since the rest of the family will be there you will have lots of help with your daughter.
I agree with you when DH and I went in 2011 I was 26 weeks and I enjoyed the time sitting and people watching while DH did rides I couldn't do - tomorrowland is a good people watching place - maybe also goofys playhouse in toon town maybe helpful to keep your 16mth old entertained while you sit
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