OK so we're probably bonkers but it's a journey that will have to be done! Depending on how punctual Bump is (although I'm measuring stupidly ahead of dates - 90% of that I'm fairly sure can be dismissed owing to spare tyre throwing my fundal height into silly realms and the midwife agrees... depends how the consultant views it as well though) she should be just about 3 months when we've got to get up to the far end of Scotland for a wedding. It's not one we want to miss - it's a very close pair of our friends and hubby's one of the best men - so it's not really one we can miss to be honest. It would also mean that we can pop up to stay with the in-laws as well while there - while MIL is coming down to be around when the baby's born, FIL will be away for work then so it may well be the first chance he's had to meet the baby properly - so being able to combine staying there for a couple of days, then going to the wedding works well in that respect - I'm just trying to struggle a bit to work out the logistics of doing this. What I'm currently thinking is that we can break the journey a bit by slotting in an overnight at my parents (it makes the overall travel a bit longer since we're going midlands - east coast and then west coast of Scotland), meaning that my mother also gets an evening of driving me crackers doing over the top grandma... that part's about 3 hours, which is do-able with a break in the middle (hubby's legs are so long he tends to struggle with anything over a couple of hours in the car anyway)... but from there onto the scottish leg is usually a good 8-9 hours or so with lots of breaks - we know a lot of stopping off points en-route for feeds/changes/leg stretches because we've done the journey before - just not sure how mad we are for contemplating it with a baby in tow. Flying's not do-able because it's slap bang in both the English and Scottish school holidays so the flights even now are ridiculous money... train's even more of an ordeal in terms of journey times and multiple changes (have had to do that journey before when flights got cancelled and it was a good 14 hour+ epic). I know there's this 1 and a half hour rule with carseats but I'm hoping that if we break the journey lots and lots, and make sure baby gets out of the carseat then for a stretch, wiggle, feed and change we'll be ok on that front... so am I being completely nuts considering this - my logic being it's going to be a darn sight easier doing this at that age than a year plus down the line when the "are we nearly there yets" start to attack.