I'm currently 2 days overdue for this baby and family and friends are calling and texting all the time to check in on mine and babies progress. Now, I get that totally comes along with the territory and I don't mind when it's every so often. But my MIL has been calling and texting EVERYDAY since I was about 38.5 weeks or so... It's getting to be too much. It's always the same questions and she always insists we call her to inform her of what's going on rather than sending a simple text. (A while lotta nothing is what's going on btw)
Well last night my husband tried to ask for a little space as we are both feeling overwhelmed with all the attention. It's not that we don't want her calling at all, we just don't want her calling so often. She will call our house phone, cell phones, and text us until we respond. It's just too much.
I heard the entire conversation and feel that my husband did a good job of being respectful but still setting that boundary.
But my MIL got upset and then rushed off the phone. 30 mins later my father in law called to say that we had upset my MIL and that they had a right as the grandparents to call because they are concerned and worried for baby and I.
I'm sorry, yes you are the grandparents and I appreciate your concern, but we are the parents and you're stressing us out! We didn't even tell them that they're the only ones calling everyday! We made it sound like it's everyone.. And it's not.
It infuriates me to no end that they feel so entitled to be informed. I'm trying to stay calm and relaxed
So my body can do its thing and I can have this baby. But for them to not even acknowledge that they might have over stepped is upsetting me the more I think about it.
I feel like they think it's all about them and their feelings right now, when it should be about mine and my husbands.
I would never usually say something like this but right now it's about me. I need to relax for this baby and they're making that so much harder for me...
I hope I don't sound crazy. But I feel like what we asked for was hardly unreasonable.
It's like they don't trust us to call them when something happens... Idk why they would feel like that we've literally updated them every time something happened...ugh. This last week of pregnancy when i feel like my baby should be here is already frustrating enough and now there's this...