Titch - i have an Ergo sling, although hadn't considered using it in hospital - that's a very good plan. I don't know whether they're any good, but they don't hang the baby by the crotch like others, and i'm taking no chances this time round!
Rachie - i think this will be our plan too. dh there at nights and me there during the day while he goes and sleeps. They do have an accommodation block, but last time I used it it was pretty grim. If it's too bad, we'll get a room at a local hotel so her can sleep during the day and and I can sleep(!) at night.
I just need this baby to come out now!
Mum to Erin, 10, diagnosed with 62 degree curve in May 04, aged 21 months. Serial casting '04-'07. Growth rods inserted June '08 under Mr Tucker at RNOH, Stanmore, UK. Surgery October '11 to replace a broken rod.