Ok the plan for my delivery was to have my mom and a friend of mine be present at the birth. My friend would act as my doula. The initial plan was to have her mom watch her 2 boys (7 and 3) and then she'd drive up (she's about 6 hrs away) when I went into labor. Well now we've figured out that if the baby doesn't come this week she'd have to bring her boys with her. Usually I'm pretty tolerant and ok with the boys being around but the last time they visited a few weeks ago I had a hard time with all the meltdowns with the little one. I blamed it on my pregnancy hormones because usually the boys don't bother me at all and I love being around them. I am however extremely nervous about them attending the birth. There's really been no preparation and I'm not quite sure how I'll react or how they'll react in the situation. It's kind of last minute for me to try to find someone to watch them. In the same instance, she is also one of my only 2 support people that I have there for the birth. My mom has been relying on the fact that she'll be there as well as back up. I honestly don't know what to do. What would you guys recommend doing?
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6/16/09 at 5:59pm