Alone, or surrounded by family?
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|Tue, 11-15-2011 - 12:18pm|
At birth, do you prefer to be alone with DH/SO or surrounded by family? Afterwords do you think you'd like to have family staying with you to se the baby? Do you mind having friends coming over to see the baby?
I don't have a ton of opinions on who is there for the birth one way or the other. I've only ever had DH and mom there. I wouldn't want my ILs there. My SIL had her parents, her sister, and my brother there when she had my niece. Afterwords I've always had family staying with us to see the baby. My MIL comes to help, but last time it was just too much. She stayed for over a month and it was too long. I needed her to leave earlier. This time I'd like no one to stay with us longer than a week. Other than that, I love having people over to see the baby. It helps bring me back to normal after birth.