Hello all!

I'm only 9 weeks preggo with number 2 but I'm starting to think about the kind of help I'll need when this kiddo arrives. After my son was born, I tried to do everything myself. My husband went back to work right away and my mom would help, but she's older now and I want her to be just Grandma - not nanny.

I was very depressed as a new mom and I want to make plans now to do things differently this time. I know that there are many options out there, so I wanted to know...

What did you do for help during your maternity leave and if/when you went back to work (I will be going back to work at some point). What did you like about the route you chose? What would you have done differently? How much did it cost (yikes)?

Any advice would be appreciated!! Thank you all!