Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:01 am
Has anyone, or is anyone currently, struggling with what to do with your kids when you go into labor? My biggest worry is about what to do with my son when I actually have to go to the hospital. My family is five hours away and my husband's is two and a half. My son is much more comfortable with my family though so I would rather have them here to care for him, but beggars can't be choosers. My neighbors have offered to come sit with him and have even offered to leave work or come over in the middle of the night, but I feel weird asking them to do that. (Seriously, how great are my neighbors?)
This is a dumb question, but what happens if no one is available? Can we bring him to the hospital? Will the nurses hate us? I'm sure it must happen once in a while, right? Obviously, if no one is available he will be coming with us, the "can we" is rhetorical, but I've never been through labor since my first was a c-section and I am nervous about doing it alone or without my husbands support and I really don't want to scare my son.
Anyway, I realize no one can really help me, but hearing stories about others might help rid me of my anxiety about the whole situation.