Fuzzy, first grandchild on both sides, is scheduled to arrive by c/section on 9 May. MIL arrives from overseas on 6 May and leaves on 13 May. A night prior, perhaps two, she would be spending at her coast house, otherwise the plan is she will stay at our house while I am in the hospital and DF will stay between the hospital and home. Thought this would be fine, as I'll most likely be in hospital until 13 May and she will be a good support for DF.
Now she is able to stay longer, until 18 May, so another week when I will be well and truly out of the hospital. As this is our first child, I am thinking we'll need some time on our own to, for lack of better wording - work things out for ourselves. DF thinks it will be good to have her around to "run errands" and so on, which I agree could be helpful since I’m have a c/section.
Also DF will still be off work for that week so there will be three adults and a brand new baby in our little apartment (4 bed but SMALL), not much room to hide really. Though in saying that, I would be/should be comfortable sending her back off to the coast but in reality would probably be quite stressed out by the time I go to that point.
MIL and I get along very very well, so it is not getting along that bothers me, more DF & I and Fuzzy getting to know each other in those first days and dealing with any feeding dramas etc with just us in our new family unit.
So I am undecided as to whether her staying a week longer is a good thing or not as I can see good and bad points for both. She has said that if we don't want her to stay she won't be upset nor offended, and I know she won't. DF and I haven't responded to her yet as we talked it through yet, so I was hoping to get some perspectives from other hubbers. Thanks in advance