MIL offered to take M for some time so we could get ready for the new baby, who's due on April 30th. In my head, I thought that meant a week or so in February or March, when I still have the energy to do stuff around the house. Her plan is to come down in mid-April to pick M up (they live 13 hours away) and bring her back once the baby is born, that way DH and I don't have to worry about what to do with her when I go into labor. It's an extremely generous offer and I know M would have a blast being with them, but I'm not sure if I'll want her nearby during that time.
Last pregnancy, I had GD so I knew I wouldn't go past my due date but I don't have it this time (yet, still checking my sugar levels) so I could go late and then she'd be gone for almost a month. DH said he'd go pick her up if that happened.
Mothers of 2 or more, would you have or did you do anything like this before your second child was born? Will I regret not spending those last few weeks with M as an only child or will I feel more relaxed knowing she's having fun and I can nest?