So, my mom passed way just before DD#1 was born. Now DD#2 is due in April and we're trying to figure out how to handle the actual day of labor/birth with DD#1, i.e., who will be with her/watch her/get her etc. The idea of DH having to be with her and leaving me solo in the labor ward is not my cuppa tea, but we don't have any people who are go-to who don't have other obligations. We have my dad--who will come if he's not out of town on business (15% chance he will be as he travels a lot); my sis, who has now 2 kids, one in school and one littler, and can't just drop everything and drive an hour leaving her kid without someone to get her from school; my MIL who still works full time; FIL same thing; and several friends but all of whom have other obligations from kids and/or work and/or school.
So DH is like we need a triage list of who can cover what at what time...and then there's the whole, How does DD#1 get there? Will I be in labor and having to make a pit stop to drop her off somewhere first?
DD#1 was born on a Saturday which was super convenient...but DD#2 will come when she's ready and it may be *gasp* a school/workday.
What are your plans and how do you plan to deal with older kid(s) who are still super young/not in school and will need carseats/watchers/etc.?