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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 9:29pm

I guess I will put this post here I didn't know if I should put it here or in the intro section. Anyway since we aren't TTC until January (hopefully) not official yet but the "talk" is getting closer I am starting to think ahead to having two kids around.

As you all know, I work full time. I am wondering for those of you who work with more than one child, how do you handle it? I finally got a routine down of getting David ready and to daycare and I know it is going to be messed up when #2 arrives. I have a feeling I will maybe have to change my schedule and start work later but we shall see.

Also, we have no family in town, so when our second is born, what do we do with our son? Do we find a babysitter who can watch him overnight or what? I guess I am just thinking ahead and I know it'll be awhile before I will have to worry about any of this but just wondering if anyone has been through the same thing. The family will probably come but not until after the baby is born like they did with David. I know our sitter now is great so maybe she'd be willing to watch him at a moment's notice if I went into labor and we went to the hospital

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 9:39pm

Sandy - I'm in the exact same boat (except I have a real deadline, yikes!), so I'm curious to see if anyone else has had experience with this. My neighbor is a pretty good friend (she's got twins just six weeks younger than Avery), so I think I'll have her on call to come stay with Avery should I go into labor overnight or drop her off with them when we head to the hospital if it's during the day. We have another couple we're friends with who would likely be able to step in should we need a backup plan. It's not ideal, but until family can get here, it's really our only option. (I can also see my MIL coming to stay before the baby arrives...and since I went so early and quickly last time, that may be our best bet although I have a low tolerance for company staying a long time, no matter who they are.) For you, it sounds like your babysitter is reliable and would be a good option that David would be comfortable with, so that's good.

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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 9:45pm
What about a close friend to stay with David? If not, start looking for an in home baby sitter (you know like if you and DH went out to dinner kind of sitter), who you could call at a moments notice.
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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 10:28pm
We dont really know aby neighbors that well. David does go to a home sitter while i am at work but the,question would she be willing to watch him overnight. I will prob bring it up w her once i get pg and if not then i have time to find someone who will and i am comfortable with.

David Nicholas 12/5/09
Expecting a GIRL 3/23/13

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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 12:21am
No advice on the job, HOWEVER, our plan for L&D is Jensen will only need to be watched while I am delivering if it is c-section. If not he will be in the room (but not in a place where he can see the gore lol). If c-section Rob will stay with me and the babies until we can get back to our room and then he will take Jensen home for the night to sleep, and all come back the next morning. That way he isn't gone from us for too long and can really get a chance to get to know his new brother and sister before they come home. Of course if they come early and need an NICU stay things could change but I am trying to think positively!

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