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Old 04-21-2013, 03:21 PM
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What's best for the mother IS what's best for the child. Trust me, that newborn baby will have no concept of the difference between being at their grandparents' house and being fed and put to sleep and being in Wales and being fed and put to sleep.

The way you've phrased it makes it sound like you think Kate is putting her own needs above those of her child, and that's ridiculous.

As far as I'm concerned, child birth is so personal and so intimate that every woman should get to define for herself what would make her most comfortable while she goes through it and in the weeks after when she's learning how to be a mother.

I'm also 100% positive that William and Kate know better than we do what's best for their child.
Great post HRHHermione !
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:36 PM
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Plus a four hour drive with a baby that will more than likely sleep the entire way isn't that hard.
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and don't forget to take diapers and to wear proper dress for breast-feeding
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:49 PM
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I raised three children, and I my mother and mother-in-law helped me a lot. The same goes for my daughter and daughter-in-law.

I doubt the Duchess of Cambridge will stay in Wales with the baby, she'll certainly stay with her mother, it's a natural thing to do.

And the Duke of Cambridge should quit his work on RAF, move to London and start to focus in his family and royal duties.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:49 PM
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We're talking about the future King/Queen here, doctor visits, post partum visits, paediatrician visits can be made whereever this child is. This is one occasion where you could use your royal status to their advantage.
Sure, and then you'd hear shrieks of rage about how Kate is making the doctors come running to her, putting their own practices on hold and inconveniencing their other patients who need them just because she's royal and "using it to her advantage". Even I would get irritated at that.

Just let her stay near London to be near her family (and William's for that matter) and ease into the first few months of parenthood. I have no idea why *that* is such a hassle.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:54 PM
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Ordinarily, a healthy newborn is seen in the hospital nursery by a pediatrician, or possibly by the pediatrician who will care for him going forward. The doc will usually see him/her at the two week mark. This is when the baby will be given a good looking-at to see if she's thriving. It's a good time for the parents to confirm that they are doing right by their little baby, and it's quite a milestone. So Catherine will certainly want to go to that first appointment. And she won't want to drive back to London/Berkshire from Wales in order to go. Flying with a child that young is not a good idea.

No one who has a newborn would want to make a several hour drive. Not all infants are lulled by car trips. And any woman who has just given birth does not want to be too far away from a bathroom.

How long is William's paternity leave? Most new dads have to 'put up' with their mothers-in-law for a while. So will he.

(If it is not the plan for her to stay with her parents, then things will be more complicated for them all. Too bad their new apartment won't be ready.)
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:15 PM
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(If it is not the plan for her to stay with her parents, then things will be more complicated for them all. Too bad their new apartment won't be ready.)
Yea, I'm sure they'd be much happier to be settled in their new apartment before the baby comes, but this is a good alternative option to deal with what will probably be a short time where they're a bit unsettled.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:18 PM
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I see no problem with Kate moving in with her family for support. It really is her decision and what she is most comfortable with.

During her early pregnancy she went to stay with her parents. Maybe she feels more secure knowing she has family around.

William might not be comfortable with a new born. They both know their limitations so it is best to have an experienced person around and Kate might not be comfortable with a baby nurse.

When Laura had twin she went to stay with Camilla.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:20 PM
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Ordinarily, a healthy newborn is seen in the hospital nursery by a pediatrician, or possibly by the pediatrician who will care for him going forward. The doc will usually see him/her at the two week mark. This is when the baby will be given a good looking-at to see if she's thriving. It's a good time for the parents to confirm that they are doing right by their little baby, and it's quite a milestone. So Catherine will certainly want to go to that first appointment. And she won't want to drive back to London/Berkshire from Wales in order to go. Flying with a child that young is not a good idea.

No one who has a newborn would want to make a several hour drive. Not all infants are lulled by car trips. And any woman who has just given birth does not want to be too far away from a bathroom.

How long is William's paternity leave? Most new dads have to 'put up' with their mothers-in-law for a while. So will he.

(If it is not the plan for her to stay with her parents, then things will be more complicated for them all. Too bad their new apartment won't be ready.)
I agree, though some pediatricians want to see a newborn about 5 days after birth for a weight check especially if it is nursing. They want to see that the baby is gaining. (Can't estimate oz. consumed so the only way to guess if a nursing newborn is receiving enough nourishment is by counting the number of wet and soiled diapers.) If Baby C's pediatrician and Kate's ob/gyn are London based then Berkshire is closer than Anglesey. (Yes there are doctors in Wales, but the couple may prefer to stick with the ones who were with them in the hospital and are likely to continue as their primary physicians.)

As for William's paternity leave I'm not sure about the length of time given. Perhaps one of our UK posters knows the answer?
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:27 PM
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2 weeks paternity leave. He may be able to take holiday as well but only with permission from his commanding officer. However I think this is unlikely because of managing holidays across the squadron at the peak holiday time of the year.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:54 PM
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The amount of separation forced upon them seems very odd to me since announcing the pregnancy. Yes, yes, HG and doctor visits and newborns and RAF and all that. Every tweet of her appears to be in London. And we know that Will is largely in Wales. And now there's going to be even more separation for the pivotal first six weeks of the baby's life. I suppose Will will be with them in Berkshire for the first two weeks during his paternity leave.

All of these forced separations must be very hard on a young couple, especially one expecting their first baby.

When does Will's employment with the RAF end? I know KP won't be ready until the fall.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:58 PM
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There have actually been quite a few sightings of the two of them out and about (we know they were together over the Easter holiday and also a week or two ago, they were spotted out shopping in Anglesey).

Of course we will get more sightings of her in London, because of the paps and the general public. People pretty much leave them alone in Anglesey, so it's hard to truly gauge how often they are apart.

But I will say that in between sightings of her in London, they have been spotted together.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:59 PM
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September seems to be the general consensus amongst the media
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Is it me or is Kate pregnancy going quite quickly?
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Is it me or is Kate pregnancy going faster than expected?
What do you mean? I do believe 9 months, give or take a bit, is pretty much exactly how long you'd expect a pregnancy (royal or otherwise) to go. If anything, I'd say that from a public perspective this pregnancy has lasted longer than most as it's typical for people to not announce a pregnancy until after the third month, while Catherine's was announced during the second month.
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Fixed it for you.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:58 PM
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Personally, I feel like it's been a very long pregnancy because we were told so early.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:18 PM
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Personally, I feel like it's been a very long pregnancy because we were told so early.
I feel the same as you, and this is quite like was with Victoria, because even though the circunstances were diferent from each other, Victoria had her pregnancy be announced a bit earlier than expected like Catherine, and it felt in my opinion, like ages for the baby to be born.
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Well if you feel its a long time imagine how Catherine feels with all these months of people checking out the "baby bump" and analyzing its development and writing speculative stories about it.
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Well if you feel its a long time imagine how Catherine feels with all these months of people checking out the "baby bump" and analyzing its development and writing speculative stories about it.
I'm not sure she realises what is really going on. I mean, we know that Diana read the papers and was even addicted to reading about herself. But we don't know if Catherine ever reads the Mail or other papers. She might well have asked the palace's press office to select those articles she might be interested in (or even send her complete parts like the arts pages of serious papers) and hand them to her, but omit all gossipy, speculative etc. stuff. She would be much happier that way, IMHO. of course she knows that people are interested in her pregnancy and in her health but she might not know about those silly comparisons to the Kardashians etc.
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