I saw the other post where the OP posted that she wanted to know how to tell her mom/family that she didn't want anyone in delivery and I figured I would ask you guys a similar question.
My family and my husband's family are from out of town as well. I know that I do not want anyone in delivery with me except dh, however I really would like a week or two to ourselves without people coming.
I DO NOT mean that I don't want them to see the baby, but since they are coming from out of town, they either want to stay with me or with my sister-in-law who lives about 4 houses down. I'm stuck because if they lived in the same area as me they could stop by and see us and baby for a visit and then go home. But since they are from out of town they want to get as much visiting in as they can while they are here. They have already discussed trying to set up a "help" schedule where one person comes for one week and one for the next week and so on for the first 4-5 weeks....
I love them all and they are great which makes it harder...is it unreasonable to want the first 1-2 weeks without someone staying or "helping" us.... I mean I want them to see baby, but I have a hard time when people stay with us because I can't get passed the mind set that they are a guest and I'll worry the whole time about if my house is clean.....if they have enough blankets....what should I cook?....etc
*Besides wanting the time to bond with baby, we also have two small dogs who I want to give time to adjust also with crowding them with a new family member plus guests....*