DH and I have always planned to visit his family over the holidays- not sure if it will be Thanksgiving or Christmas. Today he brought up some concerns about her comfort and how she will do on the drive. We usually make the drive in about 7 hours, so I expect it would take a while longer with a baby and we'd probably have to stop at least 3 times (every 2 hours or so). She does like the car but has never been in it for longer than half an hour. She is a very active baby and likes to stretch out and roll around which does make me think she will get restless. DH's whole family is in KY so it makes more sense for us to go to them than for them to come to us (they did visit after DD was born). His grandfather (who pretty much raised him) has had a slow decline with cancer over the last 2 years, so a big motivating factor to make the trip with a little one is to have the family all together at least one more time for the holidays. I'm also in the process of transitioning to a new career so we don't have many other options as far as timing to see them- only long weekends when the office is closed because I'll be very limited in my ability to take PTO.
I'm thinking the drive will be rough but I guess I'm just reaching out to make sure we wouldn't be completely crazy to attempt this? I wonder if anyone else has or plans to and what advice you might have?
Me (28) & DH (35) Met 4/2010+Married 8/2014 TTC #1 August 2016. BFP 10/2016= DD Born 6.23.17
NTNP April 2018. BFP 5/2018 EDD 1.29.19 *Team Green*