Re: Kids at birth?
My kids are only going to be four and almost two when I give birth to the baby, so I think they are too young to really care or understand. Ideally, if they are awake, the plan is to have their grandmother come and take them to her house while I give birth so that we can focus on the birth and not worry about the boys. If it's the middle of the night and they are sleeping in bed, we will leave them where they are. I wouldn't mind them being here, but don't want them to be unsupervised or have Daddy unable to be present for the birth because he's tending to the older boys.
Veann - Libertarian, atheist, bookworm, heavy metal Mommy to all boys: Lucius (2-13-09), Orion (4-22-11), and Castiel (3-4-13), wife to Matthew - Anti-circumcision, babywearing, somewhat AP, natural birthing/ homebirthing, don't care about being "green", doing things my own way...