So I had my little due date celebration yesterday! Obviously still pregnant so whatever!!! Anyway I got a phone call this morning from my sister. Her son has the mumps! We should be fine since it has been about 5 days since we have seen them and the mumps is contagious for 1-2 days before symptoms started(yesterday in his case). So I think we should be fine. My biggest concern is my sister and my mother were both supposed to be at my home birth and are acting upset that I would even consider not having them there. My sister is obviously exposed to it, and my mother has been baby sitting my nephew and probably will be most of this week due to his inability to go to school or daycare and both my sister and her husband are realtors who work a heavy work schedule. Also we chose not to vaccinate our children, our oldest was vaxed till he was 5 and our second was vaxed till he was 6 months when we learned that the seizures I suffered as a child were all within 24 hours of receiving vaccinations. So I have 4 children who could get the mumps, although my nephew was vaxed against it all, boosters at 5 yrs even and he still got it at age 7, so who knows. I am worried about having kiddos with the mumps and trying to take care of a newborn. Now I am worried about counting on my mothers help with the older kids too, especially since she will be in direct contact with him this whole next week! What to do, what to do? Obviously it may be a mute point as this child apparently wants to stay in utero till graduation! What would you do in my shoes? My family already thinks I am weird b/c we don't vax, have home births, etc etc, but they are supportive and my sisters(I have 2) really want to see this child being born, they have missed the last 5 due to fast labors, being out of state and us living 8 hours away when one was born!
wife to an amazing hippie man, momma to many~3 DS/ 3DD