Your BEST family vacation experience?with your TODDLER
Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:17 PM
Our girls are 19 months old and the "fly for free" time period is going to be coming to and end soon! (Boo Hoo!)
I'm desperate for a vacation, and we havent really been on one as a family unit yet (that didnt include visiting family-and if your family is anything like mine, that's not always stress free)
I was thinking an all-inclusive beach holiday (probably Mexico) at a kid friendly resort, but I'm concerned ...
1. the sand will be too hot on their little feet (it was today and we're only in Vancouver!)
2. the ocean will pose a constant threat (no reading and sunbathing for me)
3. I will forget to put sun block some place and they will get a burn
4. we wont be able to really relax and do the things we want, like scuba dive
For those of you who have been on a beach vacation with toddlers (walking, running, falling toddlers) how was it? We were in Miami Beach when they were 4 months old, but they werent walking, so they just layed there on the blanket. No problem..just had to keep them in the shade. Today at the beach, the hot sand burned their feet or got into their shoes.. the ocean scared them and the shells (and other crap on the beach) that they picked up went straight into their mouths....((sigh))
Then we were thinking of renting a cottage (in Ontario) but I'm worried I'll get in BIG trouble if my mom and DH's grandma find out we were there and didn't visit..... And, really, is being at a lake front cottage for a few weeks with twin toddlers going to be mayhem? I'm afraid we'd end up wrecking the place.......bye bye damage deposit....
I'd love to go someplace relaxing, and natural (no shopping/cities/crowds). I am open to Euorpe, UK, North America or Mexico. I would love to go between late August and November... ...Ideally 3 weeks....??
Any ideas from you ladies???
I'd love to hear how others with toddlers have spent wonderful family vacations.
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July 2008 ectopic/surgery
Dec 2008 miscarriage
then BFN for 9 months....
2 medicated IUI -both BFN
IVF # 1 (flare protocol)
Cancelled (poor response)
IVF # 1 (2nd attempt)-microdose flare/estrogen priming
Fraternal girls born Dec 2010
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We are going back to Hawaii in November and going to California in September to see SeaWorld, Disneyland, San Diego zoo etc. Will be our first vacation with both boys!
TTC #1 April 2005 - April 2009
M/C Aug 2008
Feb 18/09 - left tube (hydrosalpinx) removed
IUI #1 April 2009- BFN
Miracles do happen!!!
OI with Gonal-F- April 2009 - IUI cancelled as lead follie on left ovary and no tube on that side. 2 small follies on right but won't catch up before ovulation.
Surprise BFP on cancelled cycle!! Somehow either a small follicle grew fast or tube caught egg from other side.
DS#1 born December 2009 (5 weeks early)
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IUI #1 - March 18, 2011 (puregon) -BFN
IUI #2 - June 1, 2011 (puregon) - BFN - Again have cysts from ovestimulation, can't cycle
IUI # 3 - July 19, 2011 (Puregon)- BFP! Hpt 14dpiui Aug 2, 2011. Beta #1 Aug 4, 2011= 317 (16dpiui). Beta # 2 Aug 8, 2011=2165 (20dpiui)
EDD April 10, 2012
DS #2 Born March 11, 2012
Our family is complete now.