Really not trying to stir up more controversy here, but the question about how long before taking the baby out made me think. DD will be five by the time DS will be born. Obviously as a FTM you are able to keep things nice and perfect for new baby. But as a STM I see DD as a walking germ machine! Right now she's sneezed maybe 30 times since she woke up. So as far as taking the baby out, I don't really consider my house to be the sanitized sanctuary it was with my first. I personally do not fear for the new baby's health, but what are your thoughts as to how this relates to the outside world? Would your home still be the safest place with snotty children running around?