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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 14:13 PM   11
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We are lucky in that we have family close by, so we dropped DS1 off at my parents on our way to hospital to have DS2.

I think in your situation, if family aren't suitable, then do you have a good friend who would be able to take your eldest? Are you moving so far away that no one would be able to come and stay at short notice?
We're moving to an island so that probably won't help either



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 14:37 PM   12
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I had my third LO in hospital by myself whilst my husband stayed at home with our older two. Our family are all 4 hours + away and not very involved and we had just moved to a new area. I felt more comfortable knowing our older two were safe and happy with my husband and I could just focus my everything into the labour and birth. To be honest I loved it and the time after with just DS3 was so precious. My husband was great too, he was so supportive and it hasn't affected his bond with DS3 at all. We were all home and settled together as a family of 5 in no time. It wasn't the ideal situation but it went perfectly and I would do it again. I thought you might like to hear my experience just incase you can't get anyone to look after your LO. I was so anxious about it during my pregnancy and I wish I hadn't been because it really was no problem at all.



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 22:36 PM   13
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We're moving to an island so that probably won't help either
Is there a babysitting service on the island? Jus trying to think of options!



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2017, 15:27 PM   14
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I had my third LO in hospital by myself whilst my husband stayed at home with our older two. Our family are all 4 hours + away and not very involved and we had just moved to a new area. I felt more comfortable knowing our older two were safe and happy with my husband and I could just focus my everything into the labour and birth. To be honest I loved it and the time after with just DS3 was so precious. My husband was great too, he was so supportive and it hasn't affected his bond with DS3 at all. We were all home and settled together as a family of 5 in no time. It wasn't the ideal situation but it went perfectly and I would do it again. I thought you might like to hear my experience just incase you can't get anyone to look after your LO. I was so anxious about it during my pregnancy and I wish I hadn't been because it really was no problem at all.
Thanks, that does really help. I agree that my main concern is having someone with our little girl who I implicitly trust - there is literally no chance of me being able to relax until I know that is the case.



 
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