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Old 06-17-2013, 02:13 PM
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I don't know about other mothers, but I certainly wouldn't have wanted to be a long distance from my baby's doctors, or my doctor, either, not just three weeks after giving birth. A newborn doesn't get anything at all out of travel except discomfort and exposure to germs. Keep the kid in his/her own cot, I say! Let the grands visit the baby, not vice versa. When I travel, I often see tiny infants in airports or on planes, and I feel for them.
Oh, I agree it's not really a good idea to take a newborn out of its routine and schlep it up to the Back O Beyond, for all of the reasons you state, and as I said, albeit jokingly, Balmoral is not exactly the place I'd want to take my own baby - but I'm serious about that.

Also, isn't Balmoral a bit distant from decent medical care? A newborn can't fly due to their ears - must wait about 8 weeks or so.

All in all, if I were a new mother, I'd put my foot down about Balmoral at three weeks, esp. if the birth is a C-section.

And as TLLK mentioned, the soothing sounds of that bagpipe.....
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:30 PM
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Also, isn't Balmoral a bit distant from decent medical care? A newborn can't fly due to their ears - must wait about 8 weeks or so.
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Decent medical care? Do you think Scotland is a third world country? Catherine could have 15 doctors move into Balmoral if she wanted. You do not have to fly to Scotland, you can travel by train and then car.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:43 PM
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Decent medical care? Do you think Scotland is a third world country? Catherine could have 15 doctors move into Balmoral if she wanted. You do not have to fly to Scotland, you can travel by train and then car.
great - I hear that children are also born in Scotland - amazing.

Children are also born in the back of beyond in the US and Canada; the outback inb Australia; the African bush etc., etc.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:48 PM
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Decent medical care? Do you think Scotland is a third world country? Catherine could have 15 doctors move into Balmoral if she wanted. You do not have to fly to Scotland, you can travel by train and then car.
No, I don't think Scotland is a third world country, but Balmoral is a good bit of distance from the medical care. In every developed country, there's remote pockets.

I would not take my newborn on a train, either.

Look, they are free to go on up to Balmoral with a newborn, and most likely all will be well. But I would never fault a new mother from saying "Balmoral? Um, no."
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:52 PM
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It's going to be beautiful to see William & Catherine leave the hospital with the baby in their arms. The official family pictures with the Middleton's and royals together will be great later on.

Just to add, for reason I think the baby may be coming early.
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It's going to be beautiful to see William & Catherine leave the hospital with the baby in their arms. The official family pictures with the Middleton's and royals together will be great later on.

Just to add, for reason I think the baby may be coming early.
I think it going to come early also
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:56 PM
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Yeah, I just have that feeling.
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Morning sickness usually starts at about 6 weeks, HG included. Kate became sick the weekend of Dec 1-2.

Pulling out the calendar (yes, I've nothing better to do today), that would make 40 weeks about July 27th. Most babies are not early.

So I'm guessing the latter half of July. Sorry, Baby Enthusiasts - you have a longer wait then you realize.
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Funny I also have feeling the baby going to come early.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:03 PM
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I kinda think the baby may come early too. I hope so - I can't wait to see her/him!!! I think it would be awesome though if the baby was born on the 16th or 17th. Those are my mom and aunt's birthdays.

I'm really excited to see what the name will be.
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Oh, I agree it's not really a good idea to take a newborn out of its routine and schlep it up to the Back O Beyond, for all of the reasons you state, and as I said, albeit jokingly, Balmoral is not exactly the place I'd want to take my own baby - but I'm serious about that.

Also, isn't Balmoral a bit distant from decent medical care? A newborn can't fly due to their ears - must wait about 8 weeks or so.

All in all, if I were a new mother, I'd put my foot down about Balmoral at three weeks, esp. if the birth is a C-section.

And as TLLK mentioned, the soothing sounds of that bagpipe.....
As the veteran of 2 C-sections I have to agree. Long distance trips would have been a "No thank you." for the first month or so. This would mean a long train or car ride for both mother and child.

It's a lovely gesture from the Queen, but would anyone be surprised if they said no?
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:21 PM
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I would be surprised if they go to Scotland. William only has 2 weeks of paternity leave from the RAF and he won't be done until September. Kate isn't taking the baby to Scotland by herself. Baby C isn't going to do much besides eat, poop , cry and sleep. The summer opening of BP is July 27 so the queen will be in London for most of July so she and Phillip will most likely be able to see the baby before they go.
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I would be surprised if they go to Scotland. William only has 2 weeks of paternity leave from the RAF and he won't be done until September. Kate isn't taking the baby to Scotland by herself. Baby C isn't going to do much besides eat, poop , cry and sleep. The summer opening of BP is July 27 so the queen will be in London for most of July so she and Phillip will most likely be able to see the baby before they go.
Holyrood week is 2-6 July. The Queen then normally goes to Balmoral immediately afterwards - she won't be in England after 1st July until September.
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Has it been confirmed she's having a c-section?


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Old 06-17-2013, 07:06 PM
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Has it been confirmed she's having a c-section?


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No - more speculation. And it wouldn't be announced in advance, only after the birth. It is considered a private matter
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Holyrood week is 2-6 July. The Queen then normally goes to Balmoral immediately afterwards - she won't be in England after 1st July until September.
Maybe Her Majesty will be Skyping the new family!
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Holyrood week is 2-6 July. The Queen then normally goes to Balmoral immediately afterwards - she won't be in England after 1st July until September.
She isn't going to any of the events of the coronation festival in mid July? For the past 2 years, the queen came back from Holyrood week to London. Last year the Olympics were after Holyrood and in 2011 she and Kate toured the wedding exhibit at the palace before it opened on 7-22. If the queen stays in Scotland after Holyrood why isn't BP opened all of July then. The special exhibit is only in one section off the picture gallery.
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She isn't going to any of the events of the coronation festival in mid July? For the past 2 years, the queen came back from Holyrood week to London. Last year the Olympics were after Holyrood and in 2011 she and Kate toured the wedding exhibit at the palace before it opened on 7-22. If the queen stays in Scotland after Holyrood why isn't BP opened all of July then. The special exhibit is only in one section off the picture gallery.
Ooops - sorry. You're right she will be back. That's blown that viewpoint
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Is there any chance giraffes will oversee the birth?

It's a lucky omen.
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Is there any chance giraffes will oversee the birth?

It's a lucky omen.
Alas that is one royal tradition that has been neglected in the last century.
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