I am currently 29 weeks pregnant, I have a high risk pregnancy and have been on bed rest since March when I had a cervical stitch placed. my mother on law was great to start with but now I have had enough, we decorated the nursery and it was too dull, and she came found and pretty much told us she would change everything, we found out the sex buy made it very clear that we didn't want a princess pink baby yet everything she buys is tacky and pink, she is completely ignoring us! I stocked the nursery up on nappies and have chosen some biodegradable ones with no chemicals etc that I am really keen to try and she hands down told my husband that she won't be using them. my husbands niece who is 4 is havin her head filled with ideas about how the baby is going with mug MIL to pick her up from school, and how my MIL is going to take our baby to show her work friends, I am at huge risk for having a preemie and I am petrified that she is going to continually try and take our baby away from us 'to help me rest ofcourse' but really for her own gain, I feel so protective over her already and the thought of having to go back to work is frightening me and making me feel really stressed. my husband is on my side and understands that she needs to back off but if he stands up and says no to her she just corners me on my own and pressures me in to making a decision. I feel so so miserable about it as I know she is the type of person to turn up uninvited and force herself upon us I just don't know whether to lay the ground rules now or just keep my door locked when the baby comes home. I should also add that she hates my mum and step mum and everything is a competition, who has bought us he most, who helps the most, who knows the most. I honestly feel like the stuff she has bought us is hers and she is merely lending it to us and that her payment will be having free reign over The baby, I am so so stressed out about this and it's all I can think about day and night, I just want to keep our little girl inside where she is safe and with me all the time.
on Jun 25, 2012