BTDT: Who's watching your child(ren) while you're in labor?
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|Mon, 11-28-2011 - 11:53pm|
With my last pg, we scheduled an induction. My son was big, I wanted him born on my bday, my hubby had to request the time off months in advance, and my obgyn was on call that weekend. It was a no brainer.
With this pg, we wanted to have the lo on dh's bday. That was the whole point of TTC. Unfortunately, my cycle didn't line up right for it. His bday is 3/14, and my due date is 3/25. Even with that, we thought we'd schedule an induction to have her sometime around 3/20. My ILs want to fly out here to watch our son and be there when we come home with our daughter from the hospital. Since finding out my girl is measuring smaller (4/1 now), I really don't want to make her come early. And if I can't have her in March to match my DH, I really honestly don't care what day she comes in April. This will also be my last pregnancy, so it would be kinda nice to see how my body goes into labor on it's own.
I'm leaning towards going naturally, and we have no one to watch our son. My parents are both disabled (and divorced). My siblings all work full-time. Even if one of them called off work for the first day, my ILs are also full time workers. They could easily schedule vacation days in advance for my induction, but they couldn't just up and leave their jobs when my water breaks. Last time, I was fully in the hospital for 3 days. I have no one to watch my son for that long.
What have you done in the past or what are you planning to do this time?