I am due March 10, and my DR plans to induce 1 week later if the baby hasn't come yet. March 23rd is my first nephew's Bar Mitzvah. Since this is a major major event for our family, our plan was to attend the service in the morning with the baby if we weren't still in the hospital for any reason, but probably miss out on the party, which is late into the evening. BIL/SIL totally understand, and they know that we're really going to be playing this my ear. At any rate, we hope that our presence with the new baby will not take any attention away from our nephew, especially since we don't want many people getting too close to baby before she has had any vaccines.
I just found out that MIL has claimed "baby's first" Passover (we live close to both sets of parents), which I was OK with until I found out that Passover is the monday after the bar mitzvah. It's usually in April. That's 2 weeks after our due date! I could see making a special effort for a bar mitzvah, which is a once in a lifetime event, but passover happens every year! What's worse is that our pediatrician, who works with FIL in his practice, warned us to keep the baby away from the other cousins (8 of them) for as long as possible since they are all in school and could be carrying tons of germs, and they will all be there trying to touch the baby. There's going to be about 25 people total, and I am getting VERY anxious about it.
Is anyone else being expected to attend family functions so soon after delivery? WWYD?