Monday, March 22, 2010

Who do you Call?!?!


So me being the planner that I am, have started making lists. Lists about what to pack for the hospital, lists about who to call when I go into labor, so on and so forth. And let me tell you....the who to call when I go into labor list is HUGE. And I don't really even have any family on there because I figured my parents and in-laws can help out on that front! I do you make that decision on who to call versus who to text versus who really cares when you go into labor?? I mean naturally...I know EVERYONE will want to know....but where do you draw that line? Do you just call immediate family and leave it at that? My biggest fear is that I will offend somebody...and that is the LAST thing that I want to do. I mean I'm sure people don't really care if they get a phone call or a text or find out on Facebook....but how do you limit that list?? Quite frankly it's insane. LOL. I'm thinking I will ask my friends what they want...and perhaps will only put on the CALL list those that will want to come to the hospital to visit or see the baby.

And then there's a whole different list for who to call once baby is actually here! I mean my goodness.....AAAHHHH!!! Can you say overwhelm?!?!?! I might just have to tell people that aren't at the hospital to keep an eye out for Facebook....because if you know me and my iPhone...we're attached at the hip, and I'm sure once baby is cleaned up either myself or Hubby will have that shot on the iPhone that will be posted onto Facebook. Probably should make sure grandparents get to see baby first though...I mean can you imagine...sitting in the waiting room anxiously awaiting the arrival of your grandchild only to click on your phone and see a photo of said child on the Internet before you even get a chance to see them?? LOL! I'd be dead! So...that's where we stand on THAT front.

Pregnancy Classes. We are all signed up. We are taking just about every single class that they offer...minus the ones for second time parents, and the looney's who decide to go drug free. haha! We start those classes the first week of April. I'm so excited to get started. I am so anxious to learn all I can...and watch my husband as he learns. :) Since we didn't go to college together, we have never taken a class together before. This could be interesting. :) Fortunately no tests...I hope!

Well, that's all I have for today. 8 more days until we find out about little Baby T! CAN NOT WAIT to find out of we paint the nursery blue or pink!


  1. You crack me up. I never even thought about that. As far as who to call when you go into labor I was induced so I e-mailed people ahead of time. Once the baby was born Sean started calling his family but I was so exhausted that I didn't feel like calling people so I let me mom call family and waited a couple hours to call other people. That was before I was on facebook though (which is hard to believe since its only been 18 months) so next time I would definitely just put it on facebook after the immediate family was notified. That is the easiest way to reach everybody!

    Something to think about - everybody is different but I wouldn't recommended lining up a bunch a visitors for the hospital. I remember being so tired and I just wanted time to rest and I was struggling with breastfeeding so I wanted to do that in private. Immediately family and real close friends were fine but it is nice to wait a week or two once you get home to have a ton of visitors.

  2. Yeah, I totally agree. The problem is my extended family is like my immediate family. So they'll ALL be in the waiting room anxiously awaiting the arrival of our little bundle of pink or blue joy. But the nursing staff at Suburban already told me if you're tired or don't want visitors just let us know and we'll take care of it. So we'll see what happens. Hopefully I won't have a really long and drawn out labor and I'll be feelin good and ready to go. PRAY for that for me! LOL

  3. After I had Tyler I was in recovery for an hour. It was so nice to just have some down time. 2 people were allowed in recovery so we let our parents take turns. I know if you have a vaginal birth, you can request that you have an hour or so to yourself. I highly recommend it. It's going to be something that you and Geoff need. Once people start coming in, you will probably get exhausted. I was so drugged up, I don't remember half the people that came to see me anyways. All I remember was eating fried pickles from Hooters and chocolate cake from Red Lobster. You would think I was still pregnant....

    By the way, I love reading your blog. I get so excited when I see a new post. Good luck with everything!

  4. That's a great idea! Parents and just us only. I think I'll write that down. :) I love reading your blog too. Makes me happy when I see new posts!

  5. We called our parents and one of my friends (you) and one of his friends and let them spread the word. Oh, I also called my sister of course!

  6. That's a good idea too....quite possibly might just send out a mass text. LOL! Tell everyone to be on the lookout! ha!

  7. So excited for you Melanie! Can't believe you're half way there! I still remember that 20 wk ultrasound like it was yesterday! It's definitely a day you won't forget!! ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! =)