John is gonna leave Elly at home alone with the baby on her first day?? Shame on you. Her mom is several provinces away and your mom is up north on the farm. Hope Liz will stay around and help. My MIL was so helpful. With my older, she stayed an slept at our apartment for a week. We were blessed. She lived in the same city but she stayed with us. With our second, she stayed three nights. My mom was not able to stay with me as her health was deteriorating and she died before my younger was born. So I am indebted to my MIL – who, I suspect, was not too fond of me at the time. I suspect she wanted someone else for her oldest son but she had the grace to stay with me and help out.