I am due 1/16 with DD #2. DH and I are trying to decide what we want to do about our family meeting baby. DH had to go back to work the day after DD#1 was born, and I had my mom "helping" me but she was really opinionated about what I needed to do, etc. Well this time, DH is able to take off about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks from work to be home with us. I felt very frazzled after DD #1 was born with being bombarded in the hospital with visitors (my father in law was invited into the room before I even delivered the placenta and boy was I mad!)
I am just really wanting some family time to bond, and I know my family is going to be upset, but I don't want anyone visiting at the hospital as we are planning on leaving very soon after birth, and I kind of don't want anyone to visit for the first 2 days or so. I know my mom in particular is going to be so offended, but how can I tell her this without creating a huge ordeal? What have any of you done about visitors after birth?