Due to a variety of reasons, I am being induced at 8:00a on Tuesday morning. I tried to get Monday seeing as it is "Labor Day", but apparently inductions are not scheduled on holidays.
Anyway, I am very adamant about not having any visitors until I have had a few hours alone with my newly expanded family to bond, nurse, what have you. DH is on board with whatever it is I want, but says that "people are going to want to be in the waiting room." By people, he means his family. A few months back when I assumed I would be delivering incredibly early, I told everyone that I did not want visitors coming to the hospital until I was out of recovery (assuming a c-section delivery) and had met the babies. Knowing his family, I told them that it would really upset me if anyone even walked past the nursery to see the babies.
Well, now I have a rough idea of when they are coming and do not know if I should share this bit of information. I have informed my family who are very on board with whatever I want and will wait as long as I request. I have not told his family because I know that my request will not be obeyed. A few weeks ago I was in the hospital for some contractions and people showed up and were ready to spend the night until something happened. I would prefer not to even tell his family until the babies are here, but I know that sh*t will hit the fan if I do that.
These little babies will be our first (and likely last), so it is very important to me to have a few hours as a new family unit. I just don't know how to get other people to see that without sounding like a momzilla