Disclaimer: I know it is too early to be worrying about this, but MIL is making me a nervous wreck! I will do my best to summarize.
Long story short is I work for my husband's family business. He and I are his parents' retirement plan. MIL is more or less retired at this point (works very part time) and I run the show. It has always been the plan that she would stay involved through my maternity leave and then fully retire. All of a sudden, she is flipping her lid and making me a nervous wreck.
For one, she's not sure she can stick it out for another year because she is ready to be retired. On top of that, every.single.day, it's a new question centering around how am I going to handle twins (ie- how am I going to run the business if I am on bedrest, when am I going to find daycare, let's make a plan for after their here). I know it's not going to be easy, but I feel I am capable. And then I talk to her... Today she came in and told me that she just met a lady who is getting back into the business world now that her twins are entering Kindergarten. According to this lady, she was so "underwater" and "Overwhelmed" for the first entire year and a half and just needed so much help. So, MIL asks, have I truly thought about this and how I plan to handle coming back to work? Um, no, I haven't because I'm still in my first freaking trimester. I have NO idea if my babies will be healthy, much less their personalities. How can I plan when I have absolutely no idea what hurdles we may be facing because it's so darn early in the game.
So, I guess what I am asking is: please tell me this is doable! and I am not being naive by thinking it will just work...somehow, some way! When do I really need to start reserving spots at a day care? Also, if you had the ability to bring your LO's to work in the beginning (full, private office with a door to close, room for pack and plays) would you even consider doing it part time?! Assuming babies are healthy, I would like to stay home for a few weeks, then ease into part time day care and part time at the office with me. I can also work from home somewhat, but definitely need to be in the office at least 2 days a week. We work long hours (gone from 6a-6-630p daily), so I have major guilt about daycare that much. Have any of you worked from home with your LO's and been successful?
Any other advice you have would be greatly appreciated. I was cool as a cucumber until MIL starts her craziness and sends me into a frenzy!
ETA: My husband does work in the same building and also has an office here. So, it he would be on hand to help with the babies during the day if they were at work with us. Also, I trust the office manager enough to leave them napping or under her watch if I were to need to run a quick, work related errand.