My best friend just had a baby 2wks ago and had her 8yr old there. She did well but said she never wants to have a baby now. :-( It was too gross and icky. LOL she loves babies and was very excited but I don't think she was really 100% ready for it. They watched shows like the Baby Story but didn't watch any actual "graphic" videos of birth which I think would have helped a little. She didn't understand why she couldn't be there for the epidural which took quite awhile. I'm glad I was there because her sister and dad left and no one would have been there with her during the epidural if her dh had to wait with their dd ya know?
I wouldn't be able to concentrate with my boys there, it would be too much for me but to each their own.
Kristi, Mommy to Josh & Nick (identical twins 6-97) Nathen (3-02), Joey (2-04), Jacob (11-05) & Aaron (12-11) I sell Tupperware!
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