We ended up staying at the
One of the reasons to be there the first couple of nights, besides general love and support, is to go through Baby Bootcamp where you get use to the concept of no sleep and feedings every few hours. Which is fine and all but you don't need to go from one extreme to the other. They have nurses on staff who are there to give you a break if it gets to be too much and you need some sleep to keep from losing your shit.
Using the logic that "you need to get use to it because there might not be help at home" is like saying you shouldn't use air conditioning because it might break some summer.
The first nice day of weather we had that fell on a weekend was also the day that SIL had to leave so I couldn't do much yard work.
One of the lessons we learned a bit too late is when people come to see the baby, it's best to schedule that visit in the early evening. Right now, the kids are at their best behavior from mid-morning to early evening. And while that's great for visitors, it is also the only time Nightingale can manage them without my help. So the best time for me to do those things around the house that need to get done. but i cannot do that if i have to play host.