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post #21 of 23
Since my first baby was born so close to his due date, we figured the same for the second and flew my MIL out prematurely to stay with us until baby was born. She was there for about a week, I went into labor (just as planned, day before my due date!) at 5:30AM. I labored alone in the quiet house for a while, woke DH at 7:30, woke MIL at 8, DS woke up shortly after, and baby was born at a FSBC at 11:30. We only stayed there 4 hours, but all in all, he hardly spent any time alone with MIL and it was all during the regular day time hours.

We had planned that if we had to bolt in the night that she would just crawl in with him. She took a few naps with him while she was staying with us so that he would be more used to the idea. He hardly missed a beat. He was 23mo.
post #22 of 23
Mine didn't stay overnight with someone.. but I had DD2 when DD1 was 21ish months. I was planning on being there 24 hours, have a friend watch her during labor then DH pick her up afterwards and have her hang out at the hospital with me, go home with DH and then have her come back to pick us up..
Then DD2 ended up in the NICU for 6 days. I stayed the entire day at the hospital and DD1 spent days with 5 different people since no one could watch her for the whole time (which I totally understand). We have no family within the country we live in so having family watch her wasn't possible. DH spent every night with her and my friends or DH brought her over at least once a day to spend some time with me, she ate most dinners with me and she got a chance to nurse.
She adjusted fine. No long term problems although some short term (everyone felt bad for her being away from mommy and gave her whatever she wanted) to work through. She adored her sister, the hardest part of her seeing me at the hospital was she wasn't allowed to take her sister home with her or even see her (the NICU here your kids have to be fully vaxed to go in and DD1 isn't).
post #23 of 23

Ours

Our girls are 16 months apart. Our boys are 17 months apart. My parents and my inlaws lived close by when all of our kids were born, and when our forth was born a friend was actually living with. They all did a great job of taking care of the kids while DH and I were at the hospital... when DS 2 was born DH did leave the hospital to drive DD 1 to a birthday party though.
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