Originally my Mom shocked me by saying she wanted to be here for the birth (!!!).
We live in Germany, and my parents are in Massachusetts.
DH and I discussed it, and we really wanted a few days to a week at home, getting used to being new parents. My Mom and I are close, and I know she will be super helpful, etc, but I thought it would be undue stress on us right away.
I am due Nov 21, I told her to come around Dec 1-2, in case I go overdue. Now she says to me today "do you want me to come in January"? This totally surprised me. We were planning on having dh's parents come in early Jan, but hadn't offered it to them yet.
So, WWYD? Especially BTDT Moms. I was kind of hoping to have her help for when dh goes back to work (I am thinking he will take two weeks off), but I know with the holidays she will want to be home for Christmas...ugggh.