What do you think about this? Will you (or DH, or another support person) update your friends/family on your progress while you're in labor?
If so, how will you do it? Text message? Phone calls? Facebook? Twitter?
When my cousin had baby #2 recently, I started getting text messages from someone (I think it was my aunt) that cousin was x cm dialated; she was getting her epidural; she was ready to push; and then a pic message with stats when the baby was born. Cousin and I aren't close, so I was kind of surprised to get those kind of updates.
We won't be doing that. I personally don't feel like sharing the state of my cervix with anybody but DH and my doc! Depending on time of day, we will probably call the grandparents to let them know I'm in labor; and then they won't hear from us until she's here. My mom will be in town to take care of DD#1, so she'll know when we leave for the hospital but no additional detail. (Although I'm sure she'll still be on the phone as soon as we're out the door.)
We did the same thing the first time; our closest relatives (BIL/SIL) are 1.5 hours away and everyone else is out of state, so it's not like people will be waiting to come visit.
We'll do quick phone calls and a picture message with name and stats when we're settled in the recovery room.
What about you?