I think I remember you posting about this in another thread.Give your wife and newborn every minute possible for at least the first 3-4 months. Leaving your exhausted wife with a 2 year old and a newborn just puts everyone at risk. For what? A damn elk?!?! If someone’s wife is “kicking them out” because they’ll drive her crazy, that’s on the man. Grow up, stop complaining, be a man, and step up to take care of your household.
I feel extremely strong about this. I won’t get into why, but I’ll just say I’ve lived every parent’s worse nightmare. I will post my story in the moose forum in the next couple weeks. Mostly because I’m sick of the terrible advice in these types of threads. Some regrets run much deeper than missing a few days of dirty diapers.
I didn't see anybody here say go no matter what...of course if there are issues cancel but just cancel all the time because something "could" happen is no way to live. 1 and 2 year olds can be up a lot at night and be draining. My advice of just go... is of course if everything else is in line...I would say that is 95% true of everyone else that said the same thing.Newborns are up a lot at night, it's draining. What if there are delivery complications, a C section (longer and more difficult recovery), or some health issue with your other kid or the infant post-birth? These are not normal times.
A good woman will tell you to go cuz she is a good woman. Are you worthy of her?
A husband and father makes a choice...be there for your family when you know they need you or don't and know you are less of a man. The price of clarity is the risk of insult. Can't believe you guys. Family first. This is a no-brainer.