I booked for a elcs on Tuesday morning. Dd is in reception (4.5) and ds is 2.9. They are super excited about baby coming and dd understands that on Tuesday I'm going to the hospital for the baby to come out.
Im trying to plan the week and was wondering will it be too early for them to visit Tuesday evening?
My dd went straight to SCBU (unexpectedly) after my ELCS. I would have felt ready for ds to visit me the day after op.
In the end, he made the decision for us (was 3.4 at the time) and firmly said he didn't want to go to the hospital, he wanted to wait till Mummy got home. Was agony for me, 4 nights without him (had never been away from him overnight before!) but it was his choice.
Ds was born at about 10am. It was dd's second day at school so she finished at lunchtime. MIL brought her in to see me outwith visiting hours as soon as she'd picked her up from school. It was a fleeting visit but lovely.
She then came again for the afternoon visiting time. Dd was 4 (almost 5) so super excited.
When I had DS2 I knew I was first on the list so he should be born fairly early.
We dropped DS1 and DD with a friend around 8am, as we were due at the hospital at 8.30. The friend took DS1 and DD to school. DS2 was born around 10.30 (can't believe I can't remember). About 11.30, while I was still in recovery DH went to fetch the others. If I or DS2 had been unwell he wouldn't have, of course.
When they came back we were on the ward. Twas lovely
(When DH arrived at school reception someone went to get the DCs. While he was waiting another reception lady asked what we'd had and DH said "a boy" then burst into tears. Aaah blessim! )
With ds, we made the decision to have the dds (3 and 4 at the time) to visit the next day. I am very glad we did, because a) I was wrecked, shakey and vomiting a lot and b) ds was in nicu, and they wouldn't have been able to see him until the next day.
Dd2 was born at 8:54am by semi elective cs (I was booked for a cs at 39 weeks, she had other ideas and arrived at 37+4!); as soon as I was out of theatre I sent dh to get dd1 (4.5) because she had been so excited to meet her new sister. They arrived back at the hospital at around 10:30/11 maybe? It was obviously an anti climax though, she couldn't wait to leave because my dm had promised her that they'd make cakes when they got back, and that was obviously much more exciting . Then she came back in that evening during visiting, I was on the postnatal ward by then, and I was discharged the next day at lunchtime.