I would have loved some help with the baby! My mom stayed with me for a week, but hurt her back, so she couldn't do much to help. It was nice having someone to talk to, though, and she did make bottles or hold the baby so I could do things. We don't have any family who live nearby, but my co-workers brought food and came to visit.
Last Wednesday was my first day alone with the baby, and we are managing pretty well. My goal is to take a shower and get dressed before my son gets off the school bus at 3:45 each day, and once my husband gets home in the evening, I use the time to clean up around the house.