I'm having a repeat c/s on August 17th. My first was unplanned after a failed induction, so my whole family was already at the hospital waiting for him to be born. My mom and sister were in my recovery room pretty quickly. Originally I had planned that my husband would bring my son in to meet his new baby brother in recovery, and then the family could start trickling in. Now I'm not sure. I was SO out of it last time. I really want time to do skin to skin and try to nurse before we're totally bombarded by family... and if they are there waiting, they're going to just stay for god knows how long. I feel like the baby will just be taken out of my arms and I won't get any time with him myself, let alone time to even rest.
Did anyone have family there right away, or do most people make everyone wait?