Hi ladies.. I usually do all my reading/posting on the multiples board, so I should introduce myself. We recently moved to Clovis, NM (when babies were 3 weeks old). Hubby is AF, and will be gone for 5 months, leaving when the babies are turning about 5 mos old.
My question is... would you stay alone for that long w/ 2 babies, or would you go live w/ your parents or some other support person? I don't have too much time with 2 very fussy babies, so I don't have any real friends here, just acquaintances so far. No fam of course.
My dad/step mom, sibs, and extended fam are all in So Cal, and offered to let me live there, but they have stairs in their home, and we'd have the spare room upstairs. My 19-yr-old brother lives there and he has drunk buddies and girls come and go. Everyone stays up late.. They have 2 big doggies, and I have my little 7-lb doggie, so the dogs would outnumber the twins. The whole house is ceramic tile, and the kitchen has double glass doors that stay open and go out into the cement yard w/ open ground pool. Dogs come and go out of there, and they are not the cleanest creatures, and I'm imagining my babies learning to crawl/walk in their poopy feet and hairy mess... But as you Cali girls know, it's gorgeous there, and we'd have plenty to do/see, gorgeous weather all the time, frequent meals cooked, lots of fam around to see..... etc. Where I live, however, it's basically the *** of the USA!! (Sorry any Clovis gals!)
Wow, this was long. Opinions?