I here so many stories of people having others over during labor or letting people know they are in labor, but for some reason I can't do it.
For instance, DH suggested that we call his mom when I am in labor to look after the kids. But I don't even want her to know I am in labor as I feel all eyes and ears will be waiting for me to finish and that feels like pressure for me. I know she would call his bro. and wife to let them know and even if she doesn't I just don't like feeling under pressure..it could be just me but that is how I feel.
I also wonder what she will do with them, because I would not want her to enter the apt. while I am in labor and the weather is cold outside right now.
To top it off all my labors have been pretty fast(2hours w/ DS, 5 1/2 w/ DD but only last 20minutes was bad) and I pray so is this one. For DD birth DS slept through it since I delivered around 1:30am and DS was 12:30am. There is always the chance they maybe away but I was thinking DS can just watch a movie and DH can just hold DD as she is only going to be 23months and wouldn't remember it. I don't mind if DS wants to see eighter as I don't believe he will be dramatize by it, I think he will be more excited to see the baby when he comes out. He will just be asking DH alot of questions.
So am I reading to much into having MIL come for the kids.