About how DH and I don't want family at the hospital until at least 2-3 hours after LO is born. I posted a little while ago about how my mother thinks she will be at the hospital for hours on end until I deliver. I have left subtle hints here and there about how DH and I want it to be a private delivery w/o worrying about family coming in and out of the room and in the delivery room. But when I made the remarks she gives me the side eye and says "I will be in control of when I arrive at the hospital".
So I was going to take your ladies advice and just not tell anybody when I go into labor and call family after the fact. But my mom calls me everyday and checks in with me to see how I'm doing.... I don't know if I can lie to her and say one day oh I'm fine when I'm having contractions about about to go to the hospital.
So it looks like I'm actually going to have to sit down with her and talk about how important it is for DH and I to have a private delivery at the hospital. I don't want to worry about whos doing what in the waiting room either.
I just kind of feel really guilty because my mother has done SO much for LO and DH and I already. She threw an amazing shower for me, bought us the stroller and always wants to treat me to pedis. Plus shes given me a lot of emotional support along the way.
I know its not going to be a fun talk but I dont want to look back at the delivery experience with regret.
Sorry for the long post, just venting