Any tips on how to kindly limit visitors? I don't know how I will feel, but I'm guessing that I don't want very many visitors. The only person I want at the hospital during delivery is DH. I am okay with our parents coming the first day for short periods of time. I'm considering not telling anyone when I'm on labor, but I think DH wants to send updates. Both sets of parents and tons of aunts and uncles live nearby. When my SIL had a baby several of DH's aunts came to visit and I don't really want any of my or DHs aunts to come visit in the hospital (I'm not close to any of mine and not close enough to DH's). How do I express to these people I don't know that well that I'd rather they wait a week or two? Also, I'm okay with my BIL and SIL coming, but my SIL has already made comments that she's bringing 3yo niece (also probably 1yo nephew). I love my little niece, but I'd rather my SIL and BIL come without the kids to decrease stress and commotion. I'm very nervous about crying when other people hold the baby and I just want some time to bond and work on breastfeeding. DH can't really understand this and it is mostly his family. I can't seem to get him on board with a no visitor (or parents only) policy and don't know how to express my wishes even if DH did agree.
So I'm a STM and my BIGGEST piece of advice I can give you FTMs. Follow your gut and put your foot down for what YOU want.
I'm having a repeat csection so I will probably stay the absolute minimum which is 48hrs on the dot. I can't decide whether to get my parents to watch all 3 kids or split the kids up and send 2 to SIL's house. DH will be off 10 days to help then I am home alone with 4 kids 5 and under all summer. I'm scared.
Am i the only person that really doesn't have a clue as I haven't given birth before! In talking with DH, I'd like some time with just us and the baby right after he's born, but other than that, who knows how I will feel!
I plan to stay 2 days. Our hospital is brand new, it has amazing food, a Starbucks, and they serve warm cookies and milk everyday at 2:00! They also send you home with a lasagna and salad.
@Ahutch428 that sounds amazing. My OB is down in Plano so I'll be at THR. I heard they do the steak and lobster too, but we'll see.