Re: Do you have someone stay with you after the birth?
My mom stayed for a week after our son was born and plans to again. She was awesome. I have heard some horror stories about MIL's and moms being more trouble than help but it was not the case for us. My mom said right out front that she was coming to help us get baby time and bond as a new family, NOT to get her own baby time...that could come later. She did whatever needed to be done, cooked, cleaned/laundry, ran errands, etc. She also said that if at any time we needed to be alone or felt overwhelmed having her there because our apt was really small to just let her know and she'd go home early.
I'm very thankful she can come again this time.
Krista, mom to Alex 8-11-04 and Maya 9/4/07