Work @ home?

So I currently work for a call center where I sit and take calls every day. My job is about 45-50 min from home (might as well say an hour). But I already know that once the baby comes and I go back from maternity leave that I am not going to want to be that far from him just in case of emergency or anything. I'm just wondering if anyone had any experience working from home with a newborn/child/children? Regardless I know I'll have to pay someone to watch him which luckily we have a family member that doesn't work that is going to. But it'll definitely save me gas money and things like eating out on breaks and stuff. Just wanting input from anyone that's had experience with something similar. Not really sure how many people actually work from home these days lol..