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I agree that you do have time, and you don't know what place you will be at when the time comes to commit to a decision one way or the other.
I will say that unschooling is very flexible. Kids are learning all the time, which leaves plenty of time in your week to be away doing "grown up things". If you can find good, play-based care (including preschool and perhaps even kindergarten) you can still stick with your unschooling principles. When the child is school-aged you will need to find care for her that doesn't try to shove academics at her, and that respects what you are doing. But it's entirely doable to be a working parent and unschool if you work part time and/or have flexible hours and good childcare.
Also, look into what programs are offered in your area for homeschoolers. Here we have programs that use "learning centres", kind of like a school for unschoolers, where the kids can go for a day or two a week and hang out. Something like that would work well in your situation.
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Mama to DD14 and DS12, both born on MDC.