We had to stay in the hospital (moved from birth center after birth) for about three-four days after birth. At first they tried to take him to the nursery as a matter of course, and I told them to go somewhere.
Then he was in his little bed thing next to me and I felt he was too far away from me so I brought him into bed with me.
At night when I finally fell asleep the nurse came in and SCREAMED. "WHERE IS THE BABY?" I woke up and nearly had a heart attack. Then I realized what was going on, and I said that he was right here with me. She stared and went out of the room, and sent another nurse in who told me they were going to take him to the nursery "so I could get some sleep." As if we hadn't already been sound asleep? Sheesh. I refused and then they said they had to take him away for some test for five minutes. I said they could do it in my room or in the morning and she said no, blah blah, five minutes. OK fine. I gave in. (Shouldn't have.) She swore up and down I would get him back in five minutes. I dozed off and woke up with a start two HOURS later... no baby. I went to the nursing station and wasn't too nice. They were surprised because they had been told I wanted to get rest and for them to take the baby until the morning.
They then brought the baby back and warned me not to have him in bed again. I said I would, and after they had me sign a release form they let me alone. Gah...
We also had another admission to the children's section of the hospital later and he was hooked up to IV's and all. I couldn't take him into bed with me, but he would only settle if I was holding him. So we slept sitting up on a chair at night. The nurse there just smiled when she came in for checks.