I am lucky enough to have my wonderful in-laws that live 30 minutes from us. They always come pick up the kids for us when I go into labor. They take them to their house the 2-3 days that I'm in the hospital. My DH and I really appreciate and enjoy the time together in the hospital with the new baby. My DH goes back and forth between the house, hospital, and visiting the kids. The only down side to this is that my school aged kids miss school for those days. My in-laws refuse to take get them to and from school. I don't really care since I always send a note ahead of time to explain their absences.
on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM