my DS will be just 18 months old when our second baby is due in October. We have no (reliable) family nearby to look after him while I go in labour (if that's at night). A few good friends but would only be able to call them once daylight around.
Hopefully everything happens during the week and not the weekend as DS will be in day care still at that time until I can reduce his days after new bubs is born.
But in the evening obviously after daycare DS and DH will be visiting after DH picks him up.
I will be in a private hospital for at least 4 nights.
How did your older kids behave when you were at maternity ward with the new baby? Did they scream when they had to leave back home with ur partner? He will only be little still and I don't think he ll understand why mummy cant come home in the evening for four days. If I deliver on a Friday and DS is not in daycare, what do we do then? does anyone have experience with this? can we have DS with us at Maternity ward if he is quiet?
I wish we had more support where we live but unfortunately we dont