My due date is Aug 31st. I am planning to take 3 months off, so I would start needing help with childcare around December. This is our first human child, but we have a dog and 2 cats as well. I'm honestly at a loss for the best way to arrange for childcare with my and my husband's careers, so I'm trying to get a feel for whats available. My work schedule is never the same. I work 10-12 hour shifts in the emergency department and the times can switch each day, including overnights, weekends, and holidays. I usually work 3-4 days per week, but even this can vary. My schedule usually comes out about 1 month in advance. I am able to put in a few requests in advance and have the ability to seek out shift swaps with coworkers if needed. My husband is military and deploys for about 4 months a year, so I would need more help when he is gone. Additional needs include having a reliable car, being comfortable with pets and a non-smoker.