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Anyone else have trouble making appointments? I have 1 kid that gets on the bus at 745 and off at 1220. The other two get on at 835 and off at 351. I also have to be home by 315 for my BIL to pick up my niece! Well working around all that is difficult! And my SO doesn't have a set schedule. For example some days he goes in at 2 am and gets home at noon. Other days he goes in at noon and gets home at 8pm. And he doesn't get his schedule until Thursday the week before. I had to reschedule my maternal fetal medicine appt because my mom works a d I can't take kids since its about an hour long and is an ultrasound. I asked for 430 but the only 430 they had was a week after when they first scheduled it, and I didn't want to wait that long! S I kept it same day but made it at 345. My moms car only fits 2 kids. S I have to figure out how to get the other two from the bus stop and to my moms if my SO is still at work! Its such a pain in the butt scheduling appointments around everyone else! Obs need to be open later or have a free daycare inside!
I find the child care issues here a huge PITA. In NC my ob had a play area for kids, and if you had to bring them, the CNA or one of the office staff would hang out with your LO's until the appointment was over. I can't tell you how many times my son walked out of there with muffins, stickers, suckers, whatever. It was awesome.
Here, it's like they think you pop out a baby and it goes in a shoe box or something. Finding childcare WEEKLY is such a hassle. I've had nannies flake on me, babysitters call out the day before, and I hate asking friends over and over. I feel like I'm going to be needing to give lots of thank you gifts for all the help I've received to make it to appointments!