Well, I'm stressing about this already. As OH only has a short time off work I don't want visitors hanging around using up all his precious bonding time. Any tips on how to get them to leave without offending anyone?
To be honest I would let family/friends know beforehand that you would like to spend a week or a few days by yourselves. My DH has already said that we are gonna have some quiet time to bond until we are ALL ready to have visitors. I am sure people will understand it is such a precious time x
Have you made it clear you do not want visitors until you are ready? If so, anybody that goes against this are just arogant. They may want to look at your new baby but you need time to be a mum and a family. If they do turn up unannounced just apologise and say you are about to get in the bath and its all ready. I think we all need to be a little hard here and ensure the best for all!
I won't be answering the phone unless I really want to talk to that person and don't plan on responding to any messages in a hurry. We don't have a lot to worry about re: visitors though because all our family and most our friends are in another country. What I am worried about is one of our neighbours who is a real pain in the arse and always coming up to ask my OH with computer help. But I am not going to hesitate to tell her to leave us alone, I don't care if she is offended. Her OH works and she doesn't - well it ain't my job to entertain her! You really have to be quite short if necessary and it may not always be appropriate to tell everyone beforehand as you just don't know who is going to show up and you also may not want to encourage people who may otherwise have had no intention of coming round. E g my neighbours. Maybe they have no intention of coming over?
When baby has arrived send the usual text .... has arrived etc etc etc we will let you all know when we are up for visitors. If you send this to all waiting for the announcement text then you won't have a problem offending people as same text has been sent to everyone.
Failing that, get your mum around and when you give her the nod get her to say right thats enough now ..... needs so rest! Thats what my mum did! xx
baby and mummy are asleep. or mummy wants to breastfeed. or mummy wants to bathe the baby. the baby wants to sleep or mummy and baby are getting ready for routine check up.etc.
my OH knows how to tell them off excellently
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