Hi ladies. I was wondering if you could share your experiences with visitors after your LO was born. For this baby, DH and I are living 9 hours away from my family and friends, and 5 hours away from his. We have a very small apartment (a studio without even one separate bedroom), so hosting people is pretty much out of the question. My parents are planning to come out when we are at the hospital and my mom is going to stay with me the first week, which I have no problem with because we are super close and I know I will want her advice/love/care. But I am not sure how I feel about other visitors.
I have a friend from high school who is kind of making it her mission to come out and visit us when LO is born. She is also about 5 hours away from us and is planning to rent a car and stay in a hotel because she knows we don't have much space. But I am the first of any of our friends to have a baby, so I don't know how much she realizes that I am not going to be a great host. I don't know if I'm up for having her visit for a few days and feeling like I have to entertain, especially while acclimating to life with a newborn. DH and I are moving back to my hometown at the end of July, when LO will be 4 to 6 weeks old, so I feel like it makes much more sense for my friend to visit us up there because she can stay with her parents and I won't feel like I have to be the sole one entertaining her.
How did you ladies feel when your LO was born? Did you want to see people right away or was waiting better? I've heard from a couple of moms that they don't really feel normal until 3 or 4 weeks postpartum. It would be a completely different story if my friends lived near me and they could just come for a quick visit and go home, but the idea of hosting people has me overwhelmed.
Sorry this ended up being longer than I planned. Thanks!