Tuesday Talk: Were people waiting in the waiting area for the delivery?

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Tuesday Talk: Were people waiting in the waiting area for the delivery?
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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 2:29pm

Did you have a group of excited family and friends waiting for your little blessing's arrival?!

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Registered: 06-17-2007
My mom and doula were waiting for me. If I'd had a normal delivery arrangement, it would just have been my doula.




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Registered: 01-19-2008
No, I didn't have people waiting.

I've always wanted a very intimate delivery since I didn't know how I would react to pain. So, even for my vaginal deliveries, I requested no one come until after the baby is born.

And even when I knew that it would be a c-section delivery with Charleigh, I again didn't want people waiting around in the waiting area cause I wanted to be sure that the first moments with the baby were MINE (and dh's)!! :) Especially since Charleigh's gender was a delivery surprise too, I didn't want everyone else getting to find out and spread the word before I'd even come out of the O.R. myself!! I was really concerned that someone would slip the gender to my older kids, and it was REALLY important to me to get to see their reaction to that! So, they were the first visitors we even let come. (My mom was the one keeping them, and I knew she wouldn't tell them.)
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Registered: 06-17-2007
I didn't have any visitors the first time. Lots of people didn't even know where I was delivering so they didn't show up randomly. The nurse in morning the first day after E was born told me I needed to get some serious rest, so restrict visiting to a minimum. Not a problem, I told them, nobody knows I'm here.




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Registered: 07-21-1998

my BIL was waiting. He had just lost (4 days earlier) his mother & only child. We knew ahead of time it was a girl, but he was delighted to hear "She's a redhead" (like him & his mother).

Cthulu Crochet

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Registered: 01-19-2008
Oh my that is heartbreaking for him. :(

Redheaded babies are so cute!!!!!
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