I wish I could just count on it either way. I'm so stressed out our childcare situation. We live across the country from family and really only have a few close friends. Well, the friends who would be my first choice to watch DD just had a baby of their own (and they have a toddler too) so I can't ask them to watch her, which leaves just one other (childless) couple. They are inexperienced in terms of watching kids, but DD is 2, I'm sure they can handle her and I trust them in terms of doing the right thing, but DD doesn't know them that well - she has only spent limited time with them. It's a huge favor to ask of them to watch her during the birth so I just didn't feel comfortable also asking them to make time to come baby sit her on 3 or 4 occaisions, KWIM?
Well, we have my FIL coming out 5/21 or 22 - so after that he'll be here to watch DD (and she feels very comfortable with him). So I just need to make it to the 22nd. Considering that's before my due date and DD went 17 days AFTER her due date, I probably shouldn't be worried, but I still am. I just am concerned about the logistics of my friends watching her (they can't watch her during the day, so they may need to pick her up from daycare, etc) and if she wakes up in the middle of the night upset and doesn't find Mommy and goes hysterical what kind of start is that for our new family?
Five to six weeks is such a long window - I wish birth was just a TAD more predictable. Of course it doesn't help that the little devil in my ear keeps reminding me that if I had just planned a cesarean rather than a VBAC none of this would be a problem.
Ok, I'm done venting