When I had my first DS, there were 20 people there waiting for him to arrive. I was being induced, so everyone knew what time I was going in and on what day. Only 5 of the 20 were my family: my mom, stepdad, grandma, papa, and aunt. The other 15 were my husband's dad, aunts, uncles, sisters, nephews, cousins, etc. When my son was born I got 15 minutes alone with him to try to nurse, but since he wouldn't really latch at that moment they took him to get cleaned up.
By the time I got out the bathroom from getting cleaned up and the nurse showing me how to use all the stuff they give you to use after every potty visit, the room was full of people. I had to wait almost 3 hours before I got to hold my son because no one would give him up.
This time around, I just want grandparents and parents(mine and my husband's) to be there. Other people can come visit once we're home and I've had time to spend with my DS and get him use to nursing. My husband and his family think I'm being rude. That it shouldn't matter what I want, but what they want...and they ALL want to be at the hospital. My family respects my wishes, since I am the one giving birth and all.
Am I being rude by asking people to wait and visit until we get home and get settled in?
It's your labor, your delivery, your baby. You can have who ever you want with you. You are not being rude at all, they should be embarrassed that they are acting this way about your decision. Just keep telling them NO. In the hospital make it clear to the nurses/doctor the only people you want allowed in your room. Good Luck and CONGRATULATIONS.
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