So, this question is for women who don't live close to family, or are new to their area and have not made close friends yet. I have two boys (5 & 3) and I am due in September with my 3rd. I live about an hour away from closest family, and about 30 minutes from closest friend I can trust. My past two labors have come on super quickly, and with both of them I was set to push within 20 minutes of arriving at the hospital, and both have been completely delivered after about an hour or so of pushing. I'm kind of freaking out because I don't know what to do with my kids lol. Right now, the plan is that dh's friend who is 30 minutes from us will just drop everything and meet us at the hospital to pick up the boys. But he has his own life and I feel like I can't just count on him to be able to do that at any moment. Also, dh works about 20 minutes away from home and we will have to wait for him to get home to drive us another 20 minutes to the hospital. I am trying to avoid induction at all costs, but i know I may just have to do it that way to make sure my boys are cared for and dh is there with me. If it comes down to it I will just deliver by myself while dh waits outside with the boys. But I really want dh to be there with me, especially since this will be our last, and the only girl! So, any ladies been in this situation? How did you handle childcare during your delivery? Any advice would be helpful, I just don't feel very in control right now lol.
on Apr. 28, 2013 at 7:59 AM