I see this topic discussed a lot.
I am pretty sure I'm the only one of my friends that had her first baby stay in the nursery. They brought her in for feedings (I nursed for a whopping 8 days). I nursed, changed her diaper, swaddled and they took her back. This was at night only. She was in my room all day, of course. It wasnt' until nighttime that she slept in the nursery for a few hours at a time. The twins were in the NICU, so they obviously were not in my room. One of my friends judged, and said something like "you waited so long to have her, why would you send her away"? Regardless, I don't regret it. I went home tired, but not exhausted. I stayed with my SIL when she had her son (she was scared to stay alone in the hospital and her husband didn't stay). We were up from 10-4:30 AM trying to get her son to eat. I remember driving home and telling my husband I wasn't ready yet. LOL.