So Chris brought up some concerns tonight and he suggested I ask you all for advice.
Chris works about 16 miles away from home but with traffic it can be an 1.5 hour commute. The hospital is another 10 miles from his work, 40 minutes to an hour away from the house.
He's concerned about having to drive home during rush hour if I go into labor(anywhere from 3-7), not to mention that once he got here it would be another hour before we could get to the hospital.
Since I didn't really labor on my own last time and I never felt my contractions I have no idea what to expect. Is it possible to drive yourself before things start getting super intense? One scenario we had was me driving to his work (the only bad time of day would be morning rush hour between like 7-10) and then he would drive from there. Is this something that sounds reasonable or do I have my head in the clouds? It's hard to know what it will be like since everyone and every birth is different, but we're kind of just talking through things trying to formulate a plan.
In an ideal world I would either go into labor in the middle of the night when there's no traffic and Chris is here or I would get admitted after an appt. when I'm right next to the hospital.