I wanted to share the email she just sent me, because it may be the most perfect thing anyone could send a new mom:
I hope ya'll are settling in nicely; I can't wait to see you guys! I don't know if you realize this about me, but I'm actually kind a picky houseguest and I have some requests listed below:
1) I prefer clutter and dust (especially large clumps of floating dog hair under the coach). so don't even think about cleaning or straightening up before I come.
2) I also like a nice empty refrigerator and long grocery list so I can do some grocery shopping and cook for you. so don't worry about cooking or thinking up food for dinner
3) I especially like entertaining almost 3 year olds, so please be thinking of some activities I can do with Sylvia in the mornings.
But really, I am coming to be helpful, so let me! It'll be fun. Should I just call you when I arrive? or take a cab over?
I'm so excited and thankful for this visit.