How crazy would I be to consider having DD at my delivery?
She will be 3 1/2 years old and is REALLY into being a big sister and behaves REALLY well for a 3 year old. I will have DH and a doula with me for the birth and obviously would have a whole bag of things just for her if we had to do this.
The reason I ask is because we live several states away from any family. We just recently moved and I haven't really made many contacts that I could leave DD with. We have the option of daycare 6:30am-6:30pm M-F and a friend that can take DD for weekends and evenings if we need to. The problem is going to be if for some reason I go into labor fast in the middle of the night (friend works full time and has a 2 year old of her own so I wouldn't want to call her at 2 or 3 in the morning). If we know before around 9pm I can call my friend to come stay with DD, but if for some reason I go into labor later and have to go to the hospital in the middle of the night I don't know what to do with DD which is why I'm considering having her there. I know it's not ideal, but I'm not sure what else to do.
I've started to look for a baby sitter, but the problem is we really don't need a babysitter that frequently so this would be essentially a stranger watching DD and I know I would just be worried the whole time.
Anyone have experience or feedback on something like this? Are there other ideas I'm not thinking of?