A good friend of mine's wife is having their second kid tomorrow.  My friend posted a question of FB about whether or not he should stay the night at the hospital or go home, and in this case, be with the first child, or be at home to be rested for mom's return. 

What do you think? 

I'm letting him know what you report:

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ChihuahuaMom
ChihuahuaMom
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@daddyclaxton I think #1 might need the support of Dad more; as long as you are at the hosp for a bit, I'd say be with the other child.

musingsfromme
musingsfromme

@daddyclaxton Is dad planning to be in delivery room, but then go back to hotel? A hotel room sounds like a good idea.

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Kay Green
MyPreciousKid

@daddyclaxton 1st baby will stay with nana while they have the twins in the spring

Geo Morales
GeoMorales

@daddyclaxton I just went through this scenario in March. As long as wife is good, go home. it Might be last good night of sleep for a while

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adadslife
adadslife

@daddyclaxton I'd prob stay @ hospital my wife would want me there I think

VioletheVerbose
VioletheVerbose

@daddyclaxton He should stay in the hospital with her, no question.

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domesticvanilla
domesticvanilla

@daddyclaxton Go home and rest. Let the new Mama rest too.

christammiller
christammiller

@daddyclaxton What's the plan for child #1? IMO s/he will need Daddy support more (our experience).

Laura $
megbear
megbear

@daddyclaxton for my 2nd child I had my sister stay with me and my husband with my 1st child. That made me feel better — ask the wife

christammiller
christammiller

@daddyclaxton I only stayed in 36 hrs though w/ no complications. May have been different w/ longer stay.

christammiller
christammiller

@daddyclaxton Hubster stayed overnight with our 5yo (then 3) at ILs' house when 2yo was born. Would have gone home (1 hr away) w/o ILs.

Sarah
SarahInMI

@daddyclaxton If you mean hosp., I wanted my husband home with our first born so her life wasn't too off kilter through it all.

Sarah
Hugh Briss
HughBriss

@daddyclaxton You know a guy that's having a baby in a hotel? Call Oprah, quick.

Caleb Hays
calebhays

@daddyclaxton dads should be as involved as moms… kids need both

thecouponcoup
thecouponcoup

@daddyclaxton Hotel? or Hospital? I'm of the yes persuasion. We got grandparents to stay with DS when we had DD




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