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Old 10-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by KendallMarie
Blah... now my mom wants to "talk" tonight. Either we're going to end up having out or she'll actually tell me she doens't want me to annouce at Thanksgiving.

I suspect my sister or my father of telling her I'm upset with her... though sometimes with more time to think she comes to odd conclusions... like i don't want you to annouce... on her own.

I'm not even really angry I guess... just really disapointed.

Aside from this mess she still seems to think i have no idea what i'm getting in to and even went so far at one point to say... you know you can't give the baby back right. Gee no mom... i thought if it was tough I'd just call the stork up to take it away. And this from the woman who had 7 sleepers when i was born because she figured 1 a day was enough. I'm sure i do ahve some unrealisitic ideas about it all... but really what first time parent doesn't.
I would tell her you appreciate her input but you want to announce it, so you will. It's really not her choice.

As for the other comments, I understand her concern but that's not helpful or nice. This will be my 3rd, and I can tell you from experience that NOTHING truly prepares you for having your own baby. I don't know how I would've managed with DH, and 3 grandmas in town. But lots of people do. It's never what you expect, and a reasonable part of parenting is pulling your hair out trying to figure things out. But none of that means you're not 100% capable of handling it. You've thought this through and planned as best you can. You might tell her it would be nice for her to show some support and confidence in you.

That being said, some of our worst critics as parents are our own mothers. Go figure.
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