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7758733 tn?1402589420

Toddlers and labor in the hospital.

When your time came to be admitted in the hospital to deliver new baby, what did you do with your toddler? My son will be 20mnths when the new baby is coming, and idk what I will be doing with him. Like did you bring him up there for a little while and when it was his bed time send him home with grandma or something? Or what if it's in the the middle of the night,  I'm just curious to how you ladies worked things out on the big day?
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I had my mother in law babysit my almost 1 year old when I went into labor with my second. She brought him to the hospital to visit me once I told her i was ready (after I had my second son and was all cleaned up). It was easier for me because at the time I was living with my mother-in-law so she was right there when I needed her
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7552771 tn?1469929649
My family is well aware to have their phones ready for anytime once I hit 9 months. But they also live down the street if I need to knock down some doors haha.
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8975030 tn?1402144712
I'm 36 weeks pregnant. I'm hoping to have my daughter before my son come home in 3+ weeks. He's five hours away with my mom. It ***** being away but I have no family here with me and toddlers can't be in the delivering room.
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I haven't been through it yet but my daughter will be staying with my mom while I'm in the hospital I'll be having a c section so well stay the night at my moms me husband an baby then in the morning me an my husband will go to the hospital an my mom will meet us there right before he's born N then go back home with her
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973741 tn?1342342773
Hi, what a thoughtful mama to be trying to figure this out.  ya know, I didn't have my son visit us in the hospital.  I was only there for two overnights and then home.  he stayed with my sister.  Lots of my friends though had there little ones come for a short visit.  I think for me, the issue was that I had just given birth and did need my rest and wasn't 'comfortable' in the middle section yet---  and just wanted it to be special when he met his little brother.  

so, I got home to our house before he did and put my new baby in the bassinet in the living room and greeted my little guy as he came in.  I hugged him and gave him lots of attention.  Then he, on his own, went over and checked out his new brother.  He looked him over for about 3 minutes and the ran to his toys.  LOL  he was only 15 months and I'm not sure he realized what a HUGE event it was.  

Logs of luck
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7758733 tn?1402589420
My biggest concern is leaving him for too long, I'm so attached to him, lol I hate the thought of him wondering where mommy is and why she isn't here with me. But I also don't want him sitting in the waiting room for hours on end. I also want to include him in her arrival, let him know his baby is coming. So I'm guessing it all depends how this whole labor thing goes down! Thanks for sharing ladies!
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8752668 tn?1410368493
My girls was 18 months and she came to the hospital with me, my boyfriend my mom my aunt and my cousin were all in the delivering room but whenever the nurse came to check me they would go outside and then back in again and when it was time to push my cousin took her outside with him...and for the two days i was in the hospital she stayed with her dad (he asked for two days off so he could take her of her)
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9246787 tn?1404943147
Usually I'm pretty good at knowing when I'm going into labor I make food for everyone for a week then drop them off either with their aunts or grandma then I go to the hospital
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7758733 tn?1402589420
Yea that sounds logical, hopefully she comesat a convenient ttime! Like the middle of the night would be a hassle, I don't want to uproot him from his routine.
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7677085 tn?1395374075
I'll probably take my kiddo to the birthing center if it's during the day and after she's napped and she can stay with us until it's time to go to grandma's and spend the night. But my mom lives about five minutes away so if we go in during the night we'll just have grandma there when she wakes up.
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7548570 tn?1400094016
Im actually gonna have my daughter in the room with me she will be 35 months when her sister is born, her dad and my mom will be there with me. Then when its bedtime she will be going home to my aunt.
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