Still early days and all that, but am thinking about what I want from the birth this time around. I want to have this baby in a midwife led birthing unit (almost a home birth set up but with the option of hospital if need be). My blood pressure went through the roof at the end of my last pregnancy which caused a few problems, I regretted having to go to the hospital, but not really brave enough to do a home birth.
So, I was wondering if any of you had your other children with you for the birth? DS will be coming up to two years. I just cannot imagine sending him away for it. Especially if it turns out to be a marathon like with him (34 hours). He has never stayed the night away anywhere and has never been looked after by anyone else for longer than about half an hour. I know that we have time to get all that into motion, but as he is still BFing and co-sleeps it just seems impossible. Both sets of grandparents live close, and he does know them well..... but MIL is more than likely to 'help' us out by letting him cry himself to sleep - just to show us that it does work (not kidding here, she would do it just to prove us wrong, even if we explicitly told her not to!!!!). And my mother is just a bit useless really and will probably be to 'busy' to help when the time came around.
So, the thought of having him with us came up, but at that age he is going to require lots of attention that we may not be able to provide (if you know what I mean?) So, just wondering if you lot have any words of wisdom or stories?