Keely - so great! Thank you for sharing! I love birth stories with big birth teams
Who is everyone else planning on inviting to their birth?
I plan to have, my DP, my midwife, my doula, and my mother - but I'm really struggling with my mom being there. I know, know, know, that I would really regret not inviting her - and it would hurt her very deeply (she's a trained doula) - but she drives me BATTY. She knows how to push all my buttons, has a tendency to take over (and eclipse DP), and she has really unpositive language - she's always joking about how hard and awful labor is and never misses an opportunity tease me about my low pain threshold. But, she's my mom. And it's her first grandkid. So I'm inviting her, but I'm not promising I won't throw her out.
In other news, I'm feeling great. I attended a birth last night (as a doula) and it was the first natural birth I've ever attended - amazing.