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    With DS the only people who knew he was here were our parents and siblings... They were also the only visitors we had while in hospital.

    Once we were home I allowed very close friends and family, everyone else had to wait until I was ready to visit them.

    I had a rough birth with DS and a hard time with him as a newborn and the thought of people coming over while I was an emotional wreck was horrible so I just waited until I was ready and my mum was free to come visiting with me

    This time around I'm hoping for things to be a bit smoother... But I once again won't be telling anyone once bubs is here (I actually don't even have a proper EDD) so I'll let everyone know as I'm ready again!

    I don't care if people get offended! If they love me enough they'll understand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Nope, no rules here. The more (visitors) the merrier!
    This! I loved having visitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadpoles View Post
    For number 1 I had no rules and was overwhelmed with visitors. I loved seeing them all but in hindsight it would have been better with less so I could have focussed on learning to breastfeed.

    With number 2 my only rule was no visitors until DS1 had met his brother. I wanted him to come first and after that was happy for anyone to visit.

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    This! I hadn't even thought about it before DD1's birth and omg it was overwhelming!! I had a steady, relentless ****** of visitors (usually overlapping with no break in between!) the whole 5 days I was in hospital (after a CS). I hated it, it was exhausting and completely interfered with learning to bf. At one point DH had to ask about 20 visitors crammed into my room (mostly his family and 40% males) to wait in the lounge/reception area so I could bf alone, and yet still a few women in his family figured he didn't mean them. I think I'd had DD the day before - so difficult trying to figure out bf AND keep my boobs private/hidden lol.

    For DD2 I made requests (rules!) to keep things reasonable and enjoyed it so much more :-)

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    We had told everyone prior that we would be having a get together when dd was a few weeks old and until then, we appreciated no visitors. Obviously our parents came to visit before that time but thankfully everyone else was really respectful. We did 1 weekend for extended family, another weekend for friends - and said pop by when it suits you between x & y time

    We only had my brother visit us whilst we were still in the birth centre. We weren't there long enough but even so, the only reason I told him to come by was because his office was only 200m up the road

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