All along I thought I would keep my 2.5 year old DS home with my during my maternity leave. If I take the full 12 weeks of leave that will save thousands on daycare. However this past week was my first week home with the baby and DS was out of control. He is nonstop energy, defiant, and refuses his afternoon nap. I am exhaused and i had my husband's help all week. Next week i will be doing it on my own. I know this is probably a phase of acting out with the new baby but now I am wondering if keeping DS in his normal daycare routine might be better for him. With the snow we are cooped up inside and I am still recovering from c section while trying to nurse the baby and getting little sleep. So I guess my question is what are you all doing with your older siblings while you are home on maternity leave?