Re: Pregnant and nursing
I am one of the folks whose LO weaned herself while I was pregnant (she was about 2 years, 3 months) and it was actually quite a relief the way she did it. I encouraged her to keep with it, but when she started losing interest I decided to roll with it. She had been gradually cutting back and one day she just said, "I don't want to nurse," and decided to lie down next to me in the bed and go to sleep. I had cried worrying that there would be tears and that I was depriving my daughter of nursing, but she decided on her own. Not to say she won't pick it up again! But lots of kids keep nursing, so yours may stick with it!
I'm in the same boat with not having anyone to watch my LO in the area. I am due today, actually! We did convince family to come stay, but we only have coverage for a little less than a week more. I'm actually giving birth at a birth center (I can give you the info if you're interested, but it's in NOVA and there are closer ones in DC). They are fine with me bringing my LO if necessary, and I'll only be there about 4 hours after giving birth. So we figure that's our emergency backup plan, if necessary. They have a DVD player and a couch for her to sleep on, if needed. We hope it doesn't come to that, though. It would keep either my DH or doula busy to help with her, and it might be scary for her. I think it's a little tougher in a hospital because they don't allow kids overnight, though.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.