I may be prematurely freaking out here, but this is my second and I'm worried about who will be around to take care of my 3 year old when I go into the hospital.
The plan now, is that my mother will come down and help out - but she is kind of a flake! DD is in full time daycare, so that helps, but my mom works 6 days a week - including 2 evenings. We haven't seen her in over a month, and then it was at my DD's busy birthday party with 30 kids and parents bouncing around. Needless to say, DD isn't at all used to being alone in her care.
My first labor was pretty quick - 10 hours - so I'm expecting this one will probably be just as quick if not faster. My mom lives an hour away (without traffic) and works even further... I'm a little worried that DD will have to come to the hospital with us. I really don't trust that my mom will pick her up from daycare on time (they close at 6pm), or even recognize the urgency of getting to our house quickly if we call in the middle of the night.
What do other people do? Do you have a contingency plan set up with neighbors or friends?