Second kid coming.. what kind of help would help most?
tl;dr - what kind of help worked well for you when your 1 kid family became a 2 kid family? Part time Nanny? And/or cleaning/cooking/chores help? Au pair?
We have an awesome 1.5 year old and hope for another soon. Live in 2 bdrm, current situation is nanny share (not at our house) 4 days/week and mother in law 1 day/week. We both work full time
Anticipating that 2 babies/toddlers is much harder.. and thinking maybe some additional help would be amazing for preserving happiness, marriage, sanity, etc at least for first stretch of having two kids, if not longer. Blessed to be able to maybe afford something hopefully.
What are some options that have helped you most?
Trying to think through variations of part time nannies (a few nights? Weekend? Pickup/dropoff/evening help w our then 2 year old and some cleanup help?)... or a nanny a few days a week plus a cleaning/cooking help 1-2x/week?... or something else..
Thank you for any and all wisdom!!