I am so frustrated! Over the last 9 months we've been getting lots of offers from friends and family to watch our sons while I went into labor with our daughter. We chose 8 people that we felt were responsible enough to be left with the kids so that both my mom and my husband could be with me in the delivery room when I went into labor. We finally got an induction date and we started calling these 8 volunteers to try to make a schedule so that no one would have to miss work or school and we would have constant babysitting while I was in the hospital. Suddenly only 1 out of the 8 is free to watch the kids. They all have to be out of town or they were planning to drive in for the birth but now it's not financially possible or they just aren't comfortable with the responsiblity. I wound up asking someone who hadn't offered if she could watch the kids for a few hours until my 1 reliable friend got off work and could stay the rest of the time with him. She reluctantly said yes but I felt like I was twisting her arm.
Then tonight my 2 year old decides to throw the world's biggest temper tantrum about bed-time. He's in there screaming bloody murder and I don't know why. He always goes to bed so easily. So now my mom is saying that maybe she just shouldn't be there at the hospital when I give birth because she's his usual babysitter and she doesn't know he'd react with someone else at night.
Is everyone conspiring against me to make this more difficult than it needs to be? I love my husband but my mom has always been my birth coach before and I'm not sure I WANT to do this without her and my husband will be really insulted if he's not in there when the baby is born. Maybe I'm being unreasonable. I don't know.