I talked to my sisterfriend this weekend. She is due this week with her 5th baby and -long story short - I am driving up to GA with my kids once the baby comes to help her. I was nervous at first, but when I talked to her about it, she was so happy and so grateful that I feel so much more at peace with the choice. My mom is giving me grief about it. It's not that she doesn't want me to help her (she loves her like a daughter) but she is concerned about me driving that far (so am I, but I think I can handle it) and all the worrisome things that my mom worries about. (She doesn't like me driving in Tampa.)
So I'm creating a packing list and to do list of things to accomplish before we go. I'll have some notice, but the date isn't concrete yet.
I'm mildly worried about my kids. Fuss doesn't always want to sleep in a bed other than her own and the Little Man is sensitive to his surroundings and who knows what a house that already has 4 kids (plus the baby) in it will be like? But I'm getting a room for just the 3 of us (the girls' room) so hopefully we'll be fine.