Following up on the unexpected visitors thread, did you want visitors at the hospital? During labor, after the birth? Family, friends?

We live pretty far from family so I knew not many would be able to visit. Before having my first I thought I would be sad about it, but actually I really didn't want much company. For both LOs my parents drove up the first full day and visited for a little while. Bil came to see our first (local) and my sister came with my parents after our second was born. Everyone else waited until we were home which was more than fine with me. And I absolutely didn't want anyone in a waiting room while I was in labor. We didn't even tell anyone I was in labor besides BIL who was taking care of the dog the first time and the toddler the second. I didn't even want people waiting by the phone at home. I'm weird about that I guess!