Planning for Visitors

Upon the arrival of a new baby you are going to have family and friends lined up to see you and that precious baby.  It might be a good idea to put together a plan for visitors and share that plan with everyone so you can enjoy your new baby and all your visitors.  And prevent any unnecessary stress and frustration.  Here are a few examples,

Some hospitals allow visitors to come into the delivery room to see the baby.  You and your significant other need to decide if you want any visitors or if you prefer to soak in the moment with you and your husband.  We decided to enjoy our moment in the delivery room (about an hour) and then invited everyone to come up to the room following that.

Are you inviting guests to visit you in the hospital?  We were excited to have guests.  It added a little energy to the hospital room.  It was fun.

When you go home from the hospital are you going to have family stay with you to help out?  If so, who will be staying when?  My husband stayed home with me the first week along with his parents.  And then the following week my mom came and stayed.  It was nice to have some time with just my mom and it gave me some help when Ivor went back to work.

There isn’t a right or wrong way to enjoy your guests.  It is completely up to you and what works best for your family.  And remember, you are a new parent so when people come to visit, you don’t have to get dressed up or entertain them.  They are coming to visit you and they understand what it is like to have a new baby.

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